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From William Blenkiron Jr   [c. February 1868?]

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Summary

Answers for father, who is ill, on difference between manes of stallions and mares.

Author:  William Blenkiron, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. Feb 1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 83: 184
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5340

From Daniel Oliver   [before February 1868]

Summary

Notes on the taxonomy of Primula.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before Feb 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 108: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5824F

To Reviewer   [February–April 1868?]

Summary

Suggests, if further notice is to be taken of Variation, that the reviewer grapple with the subject of Pangenesis. Thanks him for his fair and friendly spirit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Reviewer
Date:  [Feb–Apr 1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5829

From J. D. Hooker   1 February 1868

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Amazed that Hugo von Mohl and E. M. Fries are not foreign members of Royal Society; Thomson going over the whole matter.

Candolle’s contribution to botany.

Lubbock shocked about Wollaston.

CD’s answer to Greg was capital.

Comments on Variation.

Charles Murchison’s work on Falconer’s Memoirs [Palaeontological memoirs and notes of the late Hugh Falconer (1868)] and JDH on Falconer.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 191–4; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, DC 19, f. 200
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5831

From William Bowman   1 February 1868

Summary

Thanks CD for the gift of his new work [Variation].

Author:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1868
Classmark:  Sir John Paget Bowman (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5832

From D. Appleton & Co. to Asa Gray   1 February 1868

Summary

Statement of sales of U. S. edition of Origin.

Author:  D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  1 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 159: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5833

To J. V. Carus   1 February [1868]

Summary

Questions arising in German translation of Variation; its sales prospects. CD from the first has said it was very doubtful that the book was worth translating.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  1 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin-Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859 Darwin, Charles (Carus Nr. 15)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5834

To William Lonsdale   1 February [1868]

Summary

Thanks WL for sending congratulations [on George Darwin’s attaining Second Wrangler].

Relays news about Sedgwick’s condition.

Has finished a large book on variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Lonsdale
Date:  1 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Murch 1893, p. 437
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5834A