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To A. R. Wallace   6 April [1868]

Summary

More on the "terrible problem" of natural selection and sterility. CD’s reasons for disagreeing with ARW. CD analyses and answers ARW in detail in defence of his conclusion that sterility cannot be increased through natural selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  6 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  British Library (Add 46434: 125–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6095

From F. T. Buckland   6 April [1868]

Summary

Sends Salmon Fisheries Report. Asks for CD’s opinion on his "close season" chapter.

Author:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 363
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6096

From ?   6 April 1868

Summary

Gives details of some points that occurred to him while reading Variation, including observations on horses, cattle, silkworms, and hereditary baldness and disease.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 159: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6097

From St George Jackson Mivart   6 April 1868

Summary

Has asked gentlemen who administer chloroform to make observations [on expression?] for CD.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 171: 184
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6098