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From A. R. Wallace   2 January 1864

Summary

Remarks on ARW’s review of Samuel Haughton’s paper on bees’ cells

and Origin.

Agassiz’s strength as geologist and weakness in natural history theory.

Work problems.

His butterfly collection.

Problems with book on Malay journey.

Recommends Herbert Spencer and his Social statics.

Spencer’s "masterly" nebular hypothesis.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan 1864
Classmark:  DAR 106: B8–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4378

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  • … R.  Wallace, 1 January 1864 and n.  2). Asa Gray praised Wallace 1863a in his letter to CD …
  • … to refer to. I am sure it does not deserve Asa Grays praises for though the matter may be …

From A. R. Wallace   10 May 1864

Summary

On the Borneo cave exploration.

ARW will send his contribution to theory of origin of man. The vast mental and cranial differences between man and apes, whereas structural differences in other parts of body are small. The problem of explaining diversity of human races along with the stability of man’s form during all historical epochs. Discussion with "Anthropologicals" [following reading of ARW’s paper, "The origin of human races", before the Anthropological Society, 1 Mar 1864].

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1864
Classmark:  DAR 106: B12–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4490

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  • … Trimen, 13 May 1864  and n.  7, and the letter to Asa Gray, 28 May [1864] and n.  18. …

From A. R. Wallace   23 May 1862

Summary

Acknowledges Orchids with its disclosures of "wonderful adaptations".

Warns that CD aids critics by overstating the difficulties.

Did Owen write the article in the Quarterly Review? [Review of Origin by Samuel Wilberforce, Q. Rev. 108 (1860): 225–64].

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 May 1862
Classmark:  DAR 106/7 (ser. 2): 2–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3568

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  • … D. Hooker, [20? July 1860] , letter to Asa Gray, 22 July [1860] , and letter to W.  E.   …

From Alfred Russel Wallace   30 November 1861

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Nov 1861
Classmark:  DAR 181: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3334

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  • … CD’s reaction to this book, see the letter to Asa Gray, 5 June [1861] . Wallace and Henry …

From A. R. Wallace   2 July 1866

Summary

Lengthy analysis of sources of misunderstanding of natural selection. Advocacy of Spencer’s term "survival of the fittest" instead of "Natural Selection". ARW urges CD to stress frequency of variations.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 July 1866
Classmark:  DAR 106: B33–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5140

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  • … correspondence with Charles Lyell, Asa Gray, and Joseph Dalton Hooker (see Correspondence …

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

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to Asa Gray, 13 September [1864] and n.  13. See also …

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

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  • … of Origin (pp.  xiv–xv). See letter from Asa Gray, 7 August 1866  and n.  4. An account of …

From A. R. Wallace   31 January [1865]

Summary

Sends papers with comments. Convinced that the Aru pig is a species peculiar to New Guinea fauna, not a domestic animal that ran wild.

Admires CD’s paper ["Three forms of Lythrum", Collected papers 2: 106–31].

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Jan [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 106: B22–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4759

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  • … 21 January 1864 , n.  6, and letter from Asa Gray, 11 July 1864 , n.  14). See letter to …

From A. R. Wallace   2 October 1865

Summary

Information concerning improvements in the Reader under new sponsorship.

Current reading and work [on pigeons for Ibis 1 (1865): 365–400, and catalogue of his collection of birds].

Book of travels postponed indefinitely.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct 1865
Classmark:  DAR 106: B27–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4906

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  • … Hooker, [10 July 1865] , and the letter to Asa Gray, 15 August [1865] . In Buckle 1857– …
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