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To Asa Gray   11 May [1863]

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CD despairs when men like AG and Lyell consider themselves incapable of judging on change of species by descent.

Is confused over phyllotaxy.

Has been looking at Plantago lanceolata.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  11 May [1863]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (59)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4153

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  • letter from Asa Gray, 20 April 1863 . According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), the Darwins stayed at Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey, the home of Josiah Wedgwood
  • letter from Asa Gray, [10–16] June [1863] . According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), the Darwin family visited Hartfield Grove, Hartfield, Sussex and Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey, the homes of Charles Langton and Josiah Wedgwood

To W. H. Flower   12 May [1863]

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Thanks WHF for photographs [of niata ox skull]. Will tell Quatrefages de Bréau about the cast. May have the photographs copied for woodcuts to illustrate his book on variation under domestication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  12 May [1863]
Classmark:  Bonhams (dealers) (13 March 2002)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4158

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  • Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), the Darwin family visited Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey, the home of Josiah Wedgwood III , from 6 to 13 May 1863. Letter

To Osbert Salvin   11 [May 1863]

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At the suggestion of J. D. Hooker CD offers his opinion on the value of a proposed collection to be made at the Galápagos. The display would not be attractive or appealing to amateurs in natural history, but the scientific value of good collections of every species would be very great if those of each island are rigorously kept separate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Osbert Salvin
Date:  11 [May 1863]
Classmark:  Sybil Rampen (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4153A

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  • letter from Osbert Salvin, 12 May 1863 . According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), the Darwins stayed at Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey, the home of Josiah Wedgwood

To George Maw   12 May [1863]

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Believes GM’s human bones from Gibraltar must be of very doubtful age. Lyell agrees, but feels any skull found should be forwarded to George Busk or Hugh Falconer.

Suggests GM look carefully for shells in the drift.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Maw
Date:  12 May [1863]
Classmark:  Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library (MAW/1/10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4157

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  • letter from George Maw, 25 April 1863 . According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), the Darwins were at Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey, the home of Josiah Wedgwood

To Charles Lyell   [7 May 1863]

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Falconer’s letter [attacking CL, Athenæum 4 Apr 1863, pp. 459–60] is most unjust.

Regrets his letter [to Athenæum, on heterogeny] now criticised by Owen.

Comments on article by Samuel Haughton [On the form of cells made by wasps – with an appendix on the origin of species (1863)].

Mentions forthcoming reviews by Asa Gray [in Am. J. Sci.].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [7 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4145

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  • letter from George Maw, 25 April 1863 , and by the address. According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), the Darwin family stayed at Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey, the home of Josiah Wedgwood

To J. D. Hooker   12–13 August [1863]

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Doubts Decaisne’s report of larkspur self-fertilisation.

Enthusiastically observes climbing plants. Needs to know how novel his observations are. Finds R. J. H. Dutrochet has made similar observations, so he has wasted some time. [See Climbing plants, p. 1 n.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12–13 Aug [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 202
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4266

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  • Darwin , known as Catherine, was 53; on 8 October 1863 she married Charles Langton , widower of Charlotte Wedgwood ( Emma Darwin (1915) , 2: 180–1). CD had lent Hooker a Wedgwood medallion of Erasmus Darwin (see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [24 March 1863] ). …

To W. E. Darwin   [25 July 1863]

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Relates events at Down;

asks WED to make some observations on Lythrum.

His present hobby-horse is tendrils.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [25 July 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4199

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  • Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), Hensleigh and Frances Emma Elizabeth Wedgwood visited Down House from 25 to 28 July; they were accompanied by Eva Mackintosh , Frances Wedgwood’s niece. CD refers to his experiments on climbing plants, begun in June 1863 (see letter

From J. D. Hooker   [15 January 1863]

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JDH on Asa Gray’s sanguine view of the Civil War and slavery.

Wishes to discuss variation with CD, a subject that Huxley does not understand.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 Jan 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 101–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3919

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  • Emma Darwin and himself as ‘degenerate descendants of old Josiah W. ’, because of their insensibility to the pleasure of Wedgwood ware. In his letter to Hooker of 13 January [1863] , …

To Thomas Rivers   [9 May 1863]

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Doubts the fruit will stick on his Chinese double peach and asks TR to send him a couple when ripe.

Would like to grow seeds of the "curious monstrosity" of a wall-flower, to see whether the monstrosity is hereditary.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Rivers
Date:  [9 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4150

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  • letter to Thomas Rivers, 11 January [1863] (see n.  2, below), and by the address. According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), the Darwins stayed at Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey, the home of Josiah Wedgwood

To W. E. Darwin   [10 May 1863]

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Thanks WED for his botanical specimens and observations.

Discusses Corydalis and the fertilisation of Fumariaceae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [10 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4151

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  • letter from W.  E. Darwin, 8 May [1863] , and by the address. According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), the Darwins stayed at Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey, the home of Josiah Wedgwood

From J. D. Hooker   6 January 1863

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Falconer’s elephant paper.

Owen’s conduct.

Falconer’s view of CD’s theory: independence of natural selection and variation.

JDH on Tocqueville,

the principles of the Origin,

and the evils of American democracy.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 101: 88–91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3902

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To W. D. Fox   23 May [1863]

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Health has been poor but eczema is improved.

A "squib" about Owen and Huxley on the brain has appeared in Public Opinion [3 (1863): 497–8].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  23 May [1863]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 139)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4181

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  • 1863] . See letters from W.  D.  Fox, 6 February [1863] and 12 March [1863] . According to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), the Darwin family visited Hartfield Grove, Hartfield, Sussex, and Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey, the homes of Charles Langton and Joshiah Wedgwood

To J. D. Hooker   23 April [1863]

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Grieved by Falconer’s and Prestwich’s treatment of Lyell.

Reproductive anatomy of the common ash reminds CD of JDH’s Welwitschia because of its transitional forms.

Pleased JDH encourages Oliver to do orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4122

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  • Emma Darwin’s sister Charlotte. Leith Hill Place, near Dorking, Surrey, was the home of Josiah and Caroline Sarah Wedgwood , Emma’s brother and CD’s sister. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 20 April 1863   …

From Erasmus Alvey Darwin   21 [January 1863]

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Will be glad to have CD.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 [Jan 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B15–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3399

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  • Wedgwood, who had left in November 1862 to spend the winter in Algiers (see the letter from Emma Darwin to William Erasmus Darwin, [13 November 1862] , in DAR 219.1: 65). The winter of 1862 to 1863  …

To J. D. Hooker   9 February [1865]

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Falconer’s death haunts him. Personal annihilation not so horrifying to him as sun cooling some day and human race ending.

His health has been wretched.

Masters has written his agreement with CD’s "Climbing plants".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 Feb [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 260
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4769

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  • letters to J.  D.  Hooker, 14 July [1863] and [27 January 1864] ( Correspondence vols.  11 and 12). Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood , Emma Darwin’ …

From J. D. Hooker   29 March 1864

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John Scott’s career.

Huxley’s vicious attack on anthropologists.

Critique of Joseph Prestwich’s theory of rivers.

Bitter feelings between the Hookers and the Veitch family of nurserymen.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Mar 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 193–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4439

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  • Wedgwood ( Emma Darwin’s brother) and a partner in the Wedgwood pottery firm ( Freeman 1978 ). Hooker, a collector of Wedgwood ware, was especially interested in medallions (see Correspondence vol.  11, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 6 January 1863 , …

To John Lubbock   5 April [1863]

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JL’s review of Lyell’s Antiquity of man (1863) [Nat. Hist. Rev. n.s. 3 (1863): 211–19].

Owen’s review of W. B. Carpenter in Athenæum [28 Mar 1863, pp. 417–19].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  5 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4075

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  • Darwin children, except for George, were home for Easter Sunday (5 April); CD’s sister, Emily Catherine, was also visiting Down House. Emma Darwin’s nephews, Laurence and Alfred Allen Wedgwood , arrived two days later when Edward Cresy also came for lunch. See also the letter from Emma Darwin to William Erasmus Darwin, [17 March 1863] , …

To J. D. Hooker   [9 May 1863]

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Lists the six honest believers in his species theory in England.

Asa Gray complains that Lyell acts like a judge on species, whereas CD complains of Lyell’s indecision.

CD working on divergence of leaves.

Distribution of Cameroon plants and the glacial theory.

Survival of island relics.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [9 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 192
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4148

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To J. D. Hooker   24[–5] February [1863]

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CD’s opinion of Lyell’s Antiquity of man and of Owen’s comment on it.

Disappointed Lyell has not spoken out on species and on man.

Pleasure of new hothouse and the plants JDH supplied for it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24[–5] Feb [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 183
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4009

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To H. W. Bates   11 June [1862]

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Encloses a question [missing] concerning language [from Hensleigh Wedgwood].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  11 June [1862]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.284)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3596

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  • letter from H.  W.  Bates, 14 June 1862 . The enclosure has not been found. Emma Darwin’s brother, Hensleigh Wedgwood , was probably collecting material for his book on the origin of language ( Wedgwood 1866 ). Wedgwood cited Bates 1863   …
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