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From William Robert Grove   26 April 1866

Summary

Sorry he missed CD when he called. Suggests a time he can call.

Author:  William Robert Grove
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 230
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5068

Matches: 1 hit

From W. R. Grove   9 September 1866

Summary

Sends a "remarkable" enclosure [missing], evidently by a working man, which will interest CD as "shewing that ideas are spread".

Author:  William Robert Grove
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Sept 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 232
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5209

Matches: 1 hit

From W. R. Grove   31 August 1866

Summary

Responds to CD’s criticism of his handling of adaptation theory [in Rep. BAAS 26 (1866): liii–lxxxi].

Author:  William Robert Grove
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Aug 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 231
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5201

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   17 December [1866]

Summary

Gives information about obtaining the most recent (4th) edition of Origin.

Is glad to hear that his correspondent is interested in the subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  17 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  Bloomsbury Auctions (dealers) (22 June 2017)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5310F

Matches: 1 hit

From E. A. Darwin   [before 20 February 1866?]

Summary

Lyell calculates enviously that CD can do more work than any of the philosophers.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 20 Feb 1866?]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4965

Matches: 1 hit

From Emily Catherine Langton to Emma and Charles Darwin   [6 and 7? January 1866]

Summary

CL is aware that she is dying and so says her farewells.

Author:  Emily Caroline (Lena) Langton
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin; Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 and 7? Jan 1866]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 202)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4968

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Langton, E. C. Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. …

To Francis Darwin   [after 12 October 1866]

Summary

Instructions on paying a bill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [after 12 Oct 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13793

Matches: 1 hit

From A. R. Wallace   19 November 1866

Summary

Thanks CD for 4th ed. of Origin.

Discusses abnormal sexual characters produced by mimicry. ARW’s papers on the subject.

Agassiz’s "marvellous" Amazonian glacier theory.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Nov 1866
Classmark:  DAR 106: B39–40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5280

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Wallace, A. R. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Believe me | My dear Darwin | Yours very faithfully | Alfred R.  Wallace— C.  Darwin Esq. …

From E. A. Darwin   10 April [1866]

Summary

Has been offered proof impressions of Maguire’s portrait of CD.

Sorry to hear of CD’s "heap of maladies".

Georgina [Tollet?] wants to see the review in the Quarterly Journal of Science [3 (1866): 151–76].

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Apr [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B42–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5053

Matches: 1 hit

From E. A. Darwin   7 October [1866]

Summary

Disposal of Susan’s effects.

Frank and Henry [Parker] are executors.

EAD is bringing away a large packet of CD’s letters from abroad.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Oct [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B46–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5233

Matches: 1 hit

From Richard Trevor Clarke   6 November [1866]

Summary

Wants to publish his observation on colour changes in Matthiola seeds.

Has been crossing cotton.

Approves of C. V. Naudin and Max Wichura.

Author:  Richard Trevor Clarke
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4932

Matches: 1 hit

From Erasmus Alvey Darwin   17 February [1866]

Summary

Suggests two ways of financing what Susan will owe Catherine’s estate.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Feb [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B53–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5009

Matches: 1 hit

From E. A. Darwin   4 October [1866]

Summary

Would CD like to have Susan’s Indian chessmen?

EAD should settle something about the house but has no power without consent of all parties.

Caroline looks worn – it has been a most painful time.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B44–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5230

Matches: 1 hit

From A. R. Wallace   4 February 1866

Summary

Looks forward to reading Variation.

Explains how two or more female forms occur in one species through selection. The physiological problem remains of how each produces offspring like the other without intermediates. Is not CD’s case of varieties that will not blend the physiological test of a species needed for "complete proof of the origin of species"?

"Travels" postponed.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Feb 1866
Classmark:  DAR 106: B31–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4997

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Wallace, A. R. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Believe me Dear Darwin | Yours most sincerely | Alfred R.  Wallace C.  Darwin Esq. …

From George Maw   18 June 1866

Summary

In response to CD’s request for bud-sports, he sends a piece of a fern-leaved beech.

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 June 1866
Classmark:  DAR 171: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5124

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Maw, George Darwin, C. R. …
  • … well marked & distinct. Believe me D r Sir | very truly y rs | George Maw C Darwin Esq. …

To Charles Lyell   [26 April 1866 – 14 December 1871]

Summary

CD asks if he can call tomorrow (Friday) at 9: 30, and offers to come on Saturday if that would suit CL better.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [26 Apr 1866 – 14 Dec 1871]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (L DC AL 1/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13825G

Matches: 1 hit

To John Gould?   [before 10 May 1866?]

Summary

Asks for the name of a hummingbird.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Gould
Date:  [before 10 May 1866?]
Classmark:  Jeff Weber (dealer) (October 2018)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5075F

Matches: 1 hit

To John Higgins   14 May 1866

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £262 8s. 8d.

Had not heard they had suffered so much from the cattle plague in Lincolnshire.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  14 May 1866
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5090G

Matches: 1 hit

To John Higgins   [16 November 1866]

Summary

[Acknowledges receipt of £252 19s. 2d.]

Thanks JH for his kind invitation to [William Erasmus Darwin, who had inherited the Claythorpe property in Lincolnshire, also managed by JH, from CD’s sister, Susan Elizabeth Darwin?]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  [16 Nov 1866]
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5279F

Matches: 1 hit

From Robert Monsey Rolfe   8 December 1866

Summary

Sending annual Down charities cheque.

Author:  Robert Monsey Rolfe, 1st Baron Cranworth of Cranworth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Dec 1866
Classmark:  DAR 161: 234
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5298

Matches: 1 hit

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