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From Fritz Müller   13 February 1866


Thanks CD for Journal of researches.

Insect genus Elater is an exception to the rule that all luminous organs give out a green light.

Gives some observations on climbing plants at Itajahy.

His study of orchids has convinced him of the value of CD’s book.

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Feb 1866
Classmark:  Möller ed. 1915–21, 2: 79–80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5004A
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Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

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  • … some difficulty but with spirit. GRAY:  213   Well. I have got safely through my …
  • … 212 A GRAY TO JD HOOKER, 31 OCT 1886 213 A GRAY TO JD HOOKER, 22 NOVEMBER 1886 …



Preparation and specimens

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  • … Letters about leaving Cambridge, preparing for the voyage, sending specimens, and news from Darwin …

The Lyell–Lubbock dispute


In May 1865 a dispute arose between John Lubbock and Charles Lyell when Lubbock, in his book Prehistoric times, accused Lyell of plagiarism. The dispute caused great dismay among many of their mutual scientific friends, some of whom took immediate action…

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  • … argument’ supported Darwin’s theory ([Lubbock] 1863b, p. 213).  In May 1864, Lubbock received …