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To ?   1 August [1864 or 1865]

Summary

Sends a photograph of himself.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  1 Aug [1864-5]
Classmark:  Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Bibliothèque de Botanique, Paris (Ms CRY 493, fol. 637)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4580F

From G. C. Oxenden   1 August 1864

Summary

Spent two days watching Epipactis palustris in a bog. Never saw a moth.

Thinks "Suddenism" and not "Graduality" is the great Law of Nature.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 173: 62, 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4581

From John Scott   2 August 1864

Summary

Thanks CD for loan of £10.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 177: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4582

From G. C. Oxenden   4 August [1864?]

Summary

A minute black beetle visits the flowers of Epipactis grandiflora.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug [1864?]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4583

From J. D. Hooker   [29 July 1864]

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The Kew agent has looked into ships to Calcutta for Scott, who should come to Kew.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 July 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 264
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4584

From J. D. Hooker   [4–]6 August 1864

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Replies to CD’s queries on climbing plants.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4–]6 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 157.2: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4585

From Ernst Haeckel   10 August 1864

Summary

Sends photographs of himself and his late wife [Anna Sethe]. Describes death of his wife.

Plans trip to the Alps.

Thanks CD for biographical information about himself.

Mentions Goethe as early evolutionist.

Cites Kant as early supporter of epigenesis.

Mentions criticism of CD’s theory by R. A. von Kölliker ["Über die Darwin’sche Schöpfungstheorie", Z. Wiss. Zool. 14 (1864): 174–86].

Author:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 166: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4586

From Joseph Beete Jukes   10 August 1864

Summary

CD’s support in JBJ’s controversy with Hugh Falconer is welcome. R. I. Murchison supports Falconer, and Lyell does not support their side strongly enough. Falconer and Jukes remain friends in private.

Author:  Joseph Beete Jukes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 168: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4587

To J. D. Hooker   11 August [1864]

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Clarifies queries on climbing plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Aug [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 243
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4588

From William Jenner   14 August 1864

Summary

CD’s urine sample was probably alkaline when passed. The deposit was phosphate of lime. Prescribes a new antacid and continuation of podophyllin. He can judge CD’s state as described by his letter.

Author:  William (Sir William Jenner) Jenner
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 168: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4589

From J. D. Hooker   [15 August 1864]

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Replies to queries on climbing plants.

JDH meets Scott and finds him an intelligent and superior-looking man. Scott wishes to come to Down before leaving England.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 Aug 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 232–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4590

From George Varenne Reed   15 August 1864

Summary

Horace Darwin making progress, but tires easily and does not like drudgery.

Author:  George Varenne Reed
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 176: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4591

To J. D. Hooker   [16 August 1864]

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Scott would be very welcome at Down for a short visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [16 Aug 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 244
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4592

To J. D. Hooker   17 August [1864]

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Asks JDH to name a Bignonia.

Coming to end of climbing plants paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 Aug [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 247
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4593

From A. C. Ramsay   18 August 1864

Summary

R. I. Murchison has criticised ACR’s glacial lake theory in his Presidential Address to Royal Geographical Society [J. R. Geogr. Soc. 34 (1864): cix–cxcii].

ACR has finished his Geology of N. Wales.

Author:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 176: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4595

From Roderick Impey Murchison   19 August 1864

Summary

Is sending CD an article which he hopes will make him see that there are more causes than ice to account for the structure and wearing away of rocks. [Possibly "On the relative powers of glaciers and floating ice-bergs in modifying the surface of the earth", Can. Nat. 2 (1865): 21–33.] [J. of R. Geog. Soc. London 34 (1864)]

Author:  Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 171: 320
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4596

To J. D. Hooker   [23 August 1864]

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First draft of climbing plants paper is completed.

Nepenthes is a true climber.

Scott has visited Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [23 Aug 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 245
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4597

To J. D. Hooker   [25 August 1864]

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Believes he gave JDH wrong address.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [25 Aug 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 245a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4599

From J. D. Hooker   26 August 1864

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Hookers and Lyells will visit Lubbocks so he cannot see CD in London.

Will CD sit for Woolner?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 234–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4600

To J. D. Hooker   28 August [1864]

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CD is not well enough to sit for Woolner.

Two Bignonia plants, which JDH does not distinguish as species, can be separated by differences in climbing and sensitivity behaviour.

Wants to write a non-quarrelsome reply to R. A. Kölliker ["Darwin’sche Schöpfungstheorie", Z. Wiss. Zool. 14 (1864): 174–86] in the Reader. Lyell opposes, but E. A. Darwin and Hensleigh Wedgwood support the idea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 Aug [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 246
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4601
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