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To John Murray   16 October [1866]

Summary

Arrangements for woodcuts [in Variation]. Hopes to be ready to print early in 1867.

Encloses letter from Asa Gray [5160] about Appleton’s refusal to alter their plates for a new edition of Origin.

CD asks JM to consider Gray’s plan to have the English edition compete with the American.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  16 Oct [1866]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 147–148)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5245

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Murray, John (b) …
  • B.  Tegetmeier, 15 October 1866  and nn.  1 and 2. George Brettingham Sowerby Jr had made illustrations for some of CD’s other works (see Correspondence vols.  5 and 9). For CD’s interest in having Sowerby contribute illustrations to Variation , see the letter to John Murray, …

To John Murray   23 October [1866]

Summary

A letter from Asa Gray informs CD that Ticknor & Fields will not publish a new edition of Origin to compete with Appleton’s unrevised edition. They recommend sending copies of the English edition for the American market.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  23 Oct [1866]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 151–152)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5253

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To John Murray   28 May [1866]

Summary

Has corrected and improved Origin.

Now hopes to make real progress [on Variation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  28 May [1866]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 143–144)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5103

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To John Murray   15 July [1866]

Summary

4th edition of Origin will soon be bound. Suggests sending copies to scientific periodicals that might notice it. Hopes JM will specify in advertisements that the work is corrected and enlarged. Hopes pages will be cut. Only insanity accounts for this not being done in England.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  15 July [1866]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 145–146)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5155

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To John Murray   21 and 22 December [1866]

Summary

Submits the MS of Variation, all excepting the section on Man.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  21 and 22 Dec 1866
Classmark:  Herb Sewell (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5314F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Murray, John (b) …
  • John Murray, 18 October [1866] and n.  3). CD had asked Sowerby to make some revisions to his woodcuts in October (see letter to G.  B.   …

To John Murray   22 February [1866]

Summary

CD is pleased [about need for a new edition of Origin] but even more grieved – for it will delay his next book [Variation]. Progress of natural history will make many changes necessary in Origin. Nevertheless, proceeds with 32 more woodcuts for Variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  22 Feb [1866]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 139–142)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5016

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Murray, John (b) …
  • John Murray, 1 April 1865 . The ten woodcuts of pigeons and poultry for Variation were being made from drawings by Luke Wells, under the supervision of William Bernhard Tegetmeier (see letter from W.  B.   …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   16 October [1866]

Summary

Hopes to begin printing Variation at the beginning of next year.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  16 Oct [1866]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5244

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  • … 1866 . CD refers to John Murray and Luke Wells (see letter from W.  B.  Tegetmeier, 15  …

To William Bernhard Tegetmeier   16 January [1866]

Summary

What progress has been made with pigeon drawings for Variation?

Can WBT persuade Mr Zurhorst to repeat a pigeon experiment?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  16 Jan [1866]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4977

Matches: 3 hits

  • … vol.  13, letter from W.  B.  Tegetmeier to John Murray and R.  F.  Cooke, 17 April 1865, …
  • John Murray, 31 March [1865] and n.  17). For details of the varieties of pigeon illustrated in Variation , see Correspondence vol.  13, letter to W.  B. …
  • B.  Jones, 3 January [1866] and nn.  2–8, and Correspondence vol.  13, Appendixes II and IV.  CD also refers to his work on Variation , which had occupied him intermittently since January 1860 (see Correspondence vol.  13, letter to John Murray, …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   9 July [1866]

Summary

WBT’s fowls’ skulls are being engraved; will see pigeon illustration proofs when he can.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  9 July [1866]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5152

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  • … vol.  13, letter from W.  B. Tegetmeier to John Murray and R.  F.  Cooke, 17 April 1865). …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   14 September [1866]

Summary

Blocks for Variation are much improved. WBT deserves membership in Zoological Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  14 Sept [1866]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5212

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  • John Murray, regarding payment for the woodcuts for Variation has not been found, but see the letter to W.  B. …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   4 August [1866]

Summary

Comments on pigeon and poultry woodcuts.

Observations and queries on poultry.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  4 Aug [1866]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5176

Matches: 2 hits

  • B.  Tegetmeier, 2 August 1866  and n.  5. CD sent the manuscript of Variation to Murray in December 1866 (see letter to John
  • John Murray. The drawing for the pigeon and fowl engravings was done by Luke Wells (see Correspondence vol.  13, letters to W.  B.   …

To B. D. Walsh   20 August [1866]

Summary

On various subjects: Dana’s misquotations,

H. J. Clark’s book Mind in nature [1865],

BDW’s Cynips experiments, galls,

Balbiani’s paper on aphids ["Sur la reproduction et l’embryogénie des pucerons", C. R. Hebd. Acad. Sci. 62 (1866): 1231–4, 1285–9, 1390–4].

Claus and other Germans testing CD’s views of variability in common lower animals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Benjamin Dann Walsh
Date:  20 Aug [1866]
Classmark:  Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (Walsh 5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5194

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  • John Murray was CD’s publisher. CD refers to Walsh 1866c, to James Dwight Dana and to Dana 1866 . See letter from B.   …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   15 [January 1866]

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In despair: has lost his copy of Verlot’s memoir on variations of flowers [Sur la production et la fixation des variétés (1866)]. Has JDH borrowed it?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 [Jan 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 280
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4976

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  • John Murray. 1868. Verlot, Bernard. 1865. Sur la production et la fixation des variétés dans les plantes d’ornement. Paris: J. B. …

To J. D. Hooker   21 [January 1866]

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Summary

Has found Verlot.

His sister [Emily Catherine Langton] is dying [d. 2 Feb 1866].

His stomach still very bad. Writes one or two hours and reads a little.

JDH is a wretch to remind CD of his coal-plant prophecy.

Glad JDH will give Nottingham lecture.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 [Jan 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 281
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4981

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  • John Murray. 1859. Verlot, Bernard. 1865. Sur la production et la fixation des variétés dans les plantes d’ornement. Paris: J. B. …

To J. D. Hooker   28 [December 1866]

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Summary

B. J. Sulivan offers fossil leaves from Eocene beds at Bournemouth to CD or JDH. Does JDH want them, or should they go to Oswald Heer?

Has written to Athenæum [see 5308] about publishers cutting pages of their books.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 [Dec 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 310, 310b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5326

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  • B.  J.  Sulivan, 25 December 1866  and n.  12). Oswald Heer was a Swiss palaeobotanist who had published on the flora of the Tertiary period, including the Eocene ( Heer 1860 ). CD had encouraged his publisher, John Murray, …

To B. D. Walsh   24 December [1866]

Summary

Balbiani’s puzzling observations on Aphis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Benjamin Dann Walsh
Date:  24 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (Walsh 8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5320

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  • John Murray, 22 December [1866] and n.  2). The 29 September 1866 issue of the Practical Entomologist contained Walsh’s article on the naturalised gooseberry saw-fly (Walsh 1866a); CD’s heavily annotated copy is in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL.  The other issue has not been found. Walsh was associate editor of the Practical Entomologist. See letter from B.   …

To B. J. Sulivan   31 December [1866]

Summary

Thanks BJS for his account of S. America and the Fuegians.

Can BJS ask W. H. Stirling to make observations on expression?

Has asked Hooker about the fossil leaves, and he suggests they be sent to Oswald Heer.

Has just sent MS on domestic animals [Variation] to the printer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  31 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5330

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  • B.  J.  Sulivan, 25 December 1866  and n.  17). For more on CD’s health, see the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 24 August [1866] and n.  5. The reference is to the manuscript of Variation , all but one chapter of which CD had recently sent to his publisher, John Murray ( …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   4 December [1866]

Summary

Is tempted to cite Mr Zurhorst’s case.

Hopes to send pigeon and fowl MS [of Variation] to press in a fortnight.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  4 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5293

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  • B.  Tegetmeier, 9 July [1866] and n.  4). CD was in London from 22 to 29 November 1866 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). CD refers to the three chapters on pigeons and fowls in Variation 1: 131–275. He had asked Tegetmeier to comment on the manuscript of these chapters the previous year (see Correspondence vol.  13). CD sent the manuscript of all but the last chapter of Variation to his publisher on 22 December 1866 (see letter to John Murray, …

To W. D. Fox   24 August [1866]

Summary

Family news. Describes [final] illness of Susan Darwin [d. 3 Oct 1866]. CD’s health better.

Making rapid progress on Variation.

Has heard of hybrids between moths mentioned by WDF.

Work on [4th] edition of Origin has delayed Variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  24 Aug [1866]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5197

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  • B.  Jones, 3 January [1866] and nn.  2 and 4). He started riding on 4 June 1866 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)); see also letter to John Lubbock, 2 August [1866] , n.  2. See letter from W.  D.  Fox, 20 August [1866]. CD refers to Variation . CD sent the manuscript of all but the last chapter of Variation to his publisher in December 1866, but the book was only published in January 1868 ( letter to John Murray, …
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