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To Moritz Wagner   [April–June 1868]

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Thanks MW for his essay [Die Darwin’sche Theorie und das Migrationsgesetz der Organismen (1868)]. Is highly gratified that MW agrees with him to a considerable extent.

Almost wishes that he could believe in the importance of isolation to the same extent as MW.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Moritz Friedrich (Moritz) Wagner
Date:  [Apr–June 1868]
Classmark:  LL 3: 157; DAR 148: 198
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5760

From Frederick F. Geach   April 1868

Summary

Sends expanded answers [to Queries about expression], in view of CD’s statement that his first list had not been sufficiently explanatory. Is pleased that some answers confirmed CD’s views [see Expression, passim].

Author:  Frederick F. Geach
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6077

From William Bowman   1 April [1868]

Summary

Asks for precise reference in Charles Bell to subject of CD’s question. Agrees to assist CD’s investigation. Asks about Bell’s observations on eyes engorged with blood. Has noticed that eyes of children with excessive photophobia tend to be pale when forced open.

Author:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 268
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6079

From G. H. K. Thwaites   1 April 1868

Summary

Has circulated CD’s Queries about expression and gives some of his observations of the natives.

Author:  George Henry Kendrick Thwaites
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 178: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6080
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Books on the Beagle

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‘Considering the limited disposable space in so very small a ship, we contrived to carry more instruments and books than one would readily suppose could be stowed away in dry and secure places’. So wrote Captain FitzRoy in the Narrative (2: 18). CD, in his…

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  • … climatologie asiatiques.  2 vols. Paris, 1831. (DAR 35.2: 401; Stoddart 1962, p. 22a). Darwin …

Darwin’s study of the Cirripedia

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Darwin’s work on barnacles, conducted between 1846 and 1854, has long posed problems for historians. Coming between his transmutation notebooks and the Origin of species, it has frequently been interpreted as a digression from Darwin’s species work. Yet…

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  • … feet (DAR 210.7).    ^14^ See Foundations , pp. 40–1, 238.    ^15^ This phenomenon …