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To Charles Lyell   15 February [1866]

Summary

Thanks CL for Hooker’s letter.

Discussion of Hooker’s views on glacial action and temperature with specific reference to S. America.

His squabbles with Hooker on transport of seeds via water currents,

temperate plants, and preservation of tropical plants during cooler period.

Expresses interest in seeing Agassiz’s letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  15 Feb [1866]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.313)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5007

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 7 April [1855] , and Correspondence vol.  11, letters from J.  D.  Hooker, [7 May 1863] and n.  11, …
  • Hooker on changes in global temperature, see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [20–]22 February [1864] and nn.  10 and 11. …

To Charles Lyell   8 March [1866]

Summary

Gives details of enclosed MS on cool period. Mentions Hooker’s opposed "axis of the earth" view. Causes of glacial period are beyond CD; "cannot believe change in land and water being more than a subsidiary agent".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  8 Mar [1866]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.316)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5028

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  • 11 of CD’s ‘big book’ on species are in the Darwin Archive–CUL (DAR 100: 109–10). CD also refers to the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, …
  • … vol.  13, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 22 and 28 [October 1865] and nn.  11 and 12. CD refers …
  • 11, and subsequent editions of his Principles of geology ). On CD’s earlier disagreement with Lyell’s view, see Correspondence vol.  12, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, …

From C. J. F. Bunbury to Charles Lyell   20 February 1866

Summary

Discusses CD’s and J. D. Hooker’s letters to Lyell concerning Louis Agassiz’s theory of the glaciation of the Amazon basin in Brazil.

Author:  Charles James Fox Bunbury, 8th baronet
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  20 Feb 1866
Classmark:  F. J. Bunbury ed. 1891–3, Later life 1: 144–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5011F

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  • … vol.  2, letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [12 December 1843 – 11 January 1844] ). CD had …

From Charles Lyell   1 March 1866

Summary

Feels sure that at times the globe must have been superficially cooler. Believes CD will turn out right with regard to migration across the equator via mountain chains, while the tropical heat of certain lowlands was retained.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1866
Classmark:  DAR 91: 89–90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5024

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  11, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 5 March [1863] and n.  17). In the …

To Charles Lyell   7 February [1866]

Summary

Discussion of Mrs Agassiz’s letter [to Mary Lyell, forwarded to CD] regarding S. American glacial action,

with comments on Bunbury’s letter on temperate plants.

Refers to opinions of Agassiz, David Forbes, Hooker, and CD on glacial period and glaciers.

Wishes he had published a long chapter on glacial period [Natural selection, pp. 535–66] written ten years ago.

Tells of death of his sister, Catherine, and other family matters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  7 Feb [1866]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.312)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4999

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  • … 1856] , and Correspondence vol.  11, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 26 [March 1863] ). Lyell, …

From Charles Lyell   10 March 1866

Summary

Comments on cool-period MS. Still believes geographical changes principal cause of former changes of climate.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Mar 1866
Classmark:  K. M. Lyell ed. 1881, 2: 408–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5031

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  • Hooker had described moraines and other evidence of former glaciation in valleys in Sikkim and elsewhere in the Himalayas in J.  D.  Hooker 1854 , 1: 248, 380. The mountains of Sikkim are near latitude 28 o N, and the Organ Mountains of Brazil are near latitude 23 o S ( Times atlas ). CD sent Lyell Hooker’s letter of 9 November 1856 ( Correspondence vol.  6) with the manuscript of chapter 11  …