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From Henry Holland   10 December [1859]

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Comments on the Origin. Outlines difficulties he finds in CD’s theory. Believes CD must define natural selection more accurately and mentions instances in which that principle is an insufficient cause to account for the form of certain structures.

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  DAR 47: 148–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2578

From Henry Holland   [3–14] January [1862]

Summary

Condolences on death of Charlotte Langton [née Wedgwood].

Is waiting to hear from Lord Tankerville [see 3339].

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3–14] Jan [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 166.2: 238
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3388

From Henry Holland   15 January [1862]

Summary

Has read CD’s Primula paper.

Regrets to hear that CD and family are victims to the influenza epidemic.

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 166.2: 239
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3390

From Henry Holland   [21 January 1862?]

Summary

Has received a satisfactory answer from Lord Tankerville.

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [21 Jan 1862?]
Classmark:  DAR 166.2: 236
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3400

From Henry Holland   30 January [1862]

Summary

Is preparing a volume of his articles [Essays on scientific and other subjects (1862)], to one of which he would like to add a postscript referring to CD’s Origin [pp. 100–1]. Sends proposed postscript for CD’s approval.

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Jan [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 166.2: 240
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3423

From Henry Holland   [1 or 8 February 1862]

Summary

Suggests a change in the postscript [referred to in 3423].

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 or 8] Feb 1862
Classmark:  DAR 166.2: 235
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3435

From Henry Holland   26 March [1862]

Summary

Gives CD advice on the illness of one of his sons [presumably Horace].

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Mar [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 166.2: 241
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3485

From Henry Holland   [c. April 1862]

Summary

Louis Pasteur’s memoir "is a very able and convincing one" ["Mémoire sur les corpuscles organisés qui existent dans l’atmosphère", Ann. Sci. Nat. (Zool.) 3d ser. 16 (1861): 5–98].

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. Apr 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 166.2: 237
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3490

From Henry Holland   19 May [1862]

Summary

Thanks for Orchids.

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 May [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 166.2: 242
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3562

From Henry Holland   [10 February 1863]

Summary

Cites [C. F.?] Burdach as the source of a note on atavism in alternate generations.

Wants to talk to CD about inheritance.

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [10 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 243
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3959

From Henry Holland   4 November [1864]

Summary

Congratulations on the Copley Medal.

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 244
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4659

From Henry Holland   2 January 1865

Summary

Thanks for Lythrum paper [Collected papers 2: 106–31].

T. S. Cobbold’s book on the Entozoa [1864].

Remarks on development of the tapeworm.

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan 1865
Classmark:  DAR 166: 245
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4735

From Henry Holland   25 June [1865]

Summary

Thanks for "Climbing plants" [see 4861].

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 June [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 246
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4865

From Henry Holland   21 December [1867]

Summary

Has received a copy of an attack on CD ["Darwinian theory examined"] from the author, but does not know who it is.

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 247
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5736

From Henry Holland   27 January [1868]

Summary

Congratulations on George Darwin’s success at Cambridge.

Has still not discovered the author of "Darwinian theory examined".

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 248
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5805

From Henry Holland   11 February [1868]

Summary

Thanks for copy of Variation. Comments on it, especially on Pangenesis.

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 249
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5862

From Henry Holland   20 April [1868]

Summary

Sends CD a copy of a book he has had printed mainly for the interest of his children and grandchildren [later published as Recollections of past life (1872)].

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 250
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6131

From Henry Holland to Erasmus Alvey Darwin   24 February [1869]

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References to works on probability;

statistics on proportion of sexes in births in England and Wales.

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  24 Feb [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 86: A79–80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6632

From Henry Holland   4 November [1870]

Summary

A month in the West Indies, where he saw the luxuriant struggle of tropical vegetation, has brought HH "still more closely within the circle" of CD’s doctrine.

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 251
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7357

From Henry Holland   [16 December 1871]

Summary

Sends CD a ptarmigan.

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [16 Dec 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 252
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7412
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