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From George Bentham   [before 22 April 1868]


Has studied Variation with interest.

Cannot quite follow CD on reversion and Pangenesis,

but is amazed at CD’s observations and method.

Comments on varieties of asses, kidney beans, and artichokes.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 22 Apr 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 160
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6134

To H. W. Bates   22 April [1868]


Thanks HWB for answering questions.

The MS on Lepidoptera is almost finished and he is glad HWB will read it; he is fearful of mistakes, not being familiar with the subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  22 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6135

To Richard Kippist   22 April [1868]


"Please give Bearer Books for me.–"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Kippist
Date:  22 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University, Albert E. Lownes Manuscript Collection, Ms.84.2 (Box 3, Folder 36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6136

From W. E. Darwin   [22? April 1868]


C. L. Langstaff on action of muscles in crying. He believes the primary object of the contraction of the orbicularis is to protect the eye from blood.

Blushing on the body.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22? Apr 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 83, 80, 80/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6137

To George Bentham   22 April 1868


Is not surprised that GB cannot digest Pangenesis, but it has been an immense relief to CD in tying together large classes of facts.

Sends names of men writing on crossing of plants. Criticises some French observations. Praises Hildebrand and Federico Delpino.

Sends pamphlets.

CD is experimenting on a large scale on difference in plants raised from self-fertilised and crossed seeds.

F. Hildebrand has produced a graft-hybrid which seems to lend important support to Pangenesis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  22 Apr 1868
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (GEB/1/3 ff. 703–4, 706)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6138

From Henry Doubleday   22 April 1868



On proportion of sexes;

coloration of sexes in Lepidoptera.

Sexual attraction of female Saturnia carpini.

Author:  Henry Doubleday
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 82: A9–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6139

From Fritz Müller   22 April 1868



His opinion of Pangenesis.

On relative proportion of sexes in marine animals [sthg missing!?] Crustacea.

Sexual differences.

Music of Cicadae.

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 86: A85–6; Möller 1915–21, 2: 140; Darwin Library–CUL (tipped into CD’s copy of F. Müller 1864a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6140

From Charles L. Langstaff   [after 22? April 1868]


Describes the appearance of the nose in crying.

Author:  Charles Langstaff
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 22? Apr 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 170: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7413