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From J. D. Hooker   2 July 1866

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Suggests a memorial from Huxley, Murchison, and other geologists on the Gallegos fossils. He will speak privately to Duke of Somerset.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 July 1866
Classmark:  DAR 102: 79–80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5139

From A. R. Wallace   2 July 1866

Summary

Lengthy analysis of sources of misunderstanding of natural selection. Advocacy of Spencer’s term "survival of the fittest" instead of "Natural Selection". ARW urges CD to stress frequency of variations.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 July 1866
Classmark:  DAR 106: B33–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5140

To the Lords of the Admiralty   [2–4 July 1866]

Summary

Petition earnestly requesting that a ship surveying the Strait of Magellan collect fossil bones in the south of Patagonia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Admiralty, Lords of the
Date:  [2–4 July 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 25–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5142