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From T. R. R. Stebbing   5 March 1869

Summary

Explains how he, as "an orthodox clergyman" reading CD’s works, was totally convinced by his arguments. Expresses pleasure "that Science might make gigantic strides without offering such collateral opinions as, if true, would certainly dispense with clergymen altogether".

Author:  Thomas Roscoe Rede Stebbing
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 177: 248
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6643

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Stebbing, T. R. R. Darwin, C. R. …

From Francis Darwin   [before 8 May 1869]

Summary

Reports what he must pay for university courses. Forgets what CD wants to know about vermiform appendage.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 8 May 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6519F

Matches: 1 hit

From George Robert Gray   9 July 1869

Summary

Asks for a testimonial.

Author:  George Robert Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 July 1869
Classmark:  DAR 96: 69v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6824

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Gray, G. R. Darwin, C. R. …
  • r Darwin I should feel greatly obliged if you would kindly favour me with a testimonial of my abilities &c.   …

From A. R. Wallace   30 January 1869

Summary

Argues that [general variability] of species, not single variations or sports, is basis for modification and adaptation to new conditions.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 106: B75–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6583

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   13 December [1869]

Summary

Has given the right of translation [of Descent] to Julius Victor Carus of Leipzig, so the recipient should inform Alexander Duncker to communicate with JVC.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  13 Dec [1869]
Classmark:  Abraham Schwad Collection at the National Library of Israel (Schwad 03 04 07)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7028F

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   [1870–82?]

Summary

Suggests the recipient catch the 4.12 train.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1870–82?]
Classmark:  The National Library of Wales (NLW Dolaucothi L 5984)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7088F

Matches: 1 hit

From A. R. Wallace   18 April [1869]

Summary

Expands upon their differences in regard to man and the question of the existence of forces not yet recognised by science.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Apr [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 106: B79–80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6703

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Wallace, A. R. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Reign of Law”. Believe me | Yours very faithfully | Alfred R.  Wallace C.  Darwin Esq. …

From A. R. Wallace   4 December [1869]

Summary

Inquires about arrangements for the German translation and publication of their original Linnean Society papers [Collected papers 2: 3–19].

ARW thinks he has hit upon a solution to problem of geological time.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Dec [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 106: B88–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7019

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   2 May [1869 or later]

Summary

"When a man has laboured hard in science & has proved that he is capable of original research, he may [some]times indulge in speculation [&] the public will indulge him. But even in this case it is a common error to speculate too largely, for speculation is far easier than observation or experiments . . ."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  2 May [1869-82]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (28 March 1983)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13866A

Matches: 1 hit

From A. R. Wallace   23 June [1869]

Summary

Asks whether sexual selection could produce the changing plumules or "battledore" scales on the wings of certain butterflies.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 June [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 106: B81–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6797

Matches: 1 hit

From E. A. Darwin   11 November [1869]

Summary

A parcel of engravings has come; shall EAD send them on?

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6982

Matches: 1 hit

From A. R. Wallace   20 October 1869

Summary

Looks forward to Descent, though he expects to find more to differ with than in any other of CD’s books.

Problems of usefulness of incipient organs and of the independent origin of similar complex organs are real difficulties.

Plans a little book on "Distribution of animals".

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 106: B86–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6949

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Wallace, A. R. Darwin, C. R. …
  • Darwin & the rest of your family | Believe me | Yours very faithfully | Alfred R.  Wallace— C.   …

From E. A. Darwin   [after 21 April 1869]

Summary

Discusses CD’s health and James Paget’s "verdict".

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 21 Apr 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6521

Matches: 1 hit

From A. R. Wallace   10 March 1869

Summary

Weir’s paper on relation of protection to colour of caterpillars [Trans. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (1869): 21–6; (1870): 337–9] confirms ARW’s hypothesis.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 106: B77–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6651

Matches: 1 hit

From E. A. Darwin   7 December [1869]

Summary

Encloses a letter to which he had replied and saw no need for further attention.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Dec [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B67, DAR 166: 234
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7023

Matches: 1 hit

From E. A. Darwin   26 [November 1869 or later]

Summary

Has seen J. J. Sylvester again.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 [Nov 1869 or later]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6539

Matches: 1 hit

To James Paget   8 November [1869]

Summary

Thanks for confirmation about the extent of blushing.

Passed JP’s house but did not call; and now regrets his restraint.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Date:  8 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  The Argyll Papers, Inveraray Castle (NRAS 1209/856)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6977F

Matches: 1 hit

To Charles Layton   26 November [1869]

Summary

The 5th edition of Origin was printed some months previously and stereotypes cannot be supplied.

If Appletons will reprint the 5th edition of Origin in America, he pledges to supply stereotypes, if possible, or the sheets as printed if not, of his new book (Descent).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles James (Charles) Layton
Date:  26 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  Bonhams, New York (dealers) (13 June 2019, lot 5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7012F

Matches: 1 hit

From W. S. Dallas?   [1869–75]

Summary

Criticises details of style and tone in Origin [5th ed.].

Author:  Charles Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1869–75]
Classmark:  DAR 69: A50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9794

Matches: 1 hit

To John Higgins   27 May 1869

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £262 13s. 8d.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  27 May 1869
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6759F

Matches: 1 hit

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