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To John Murray   4 March [1868]

Summary

Payment of 400 guineas [Variation royalties] delights CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  4 Mar [1868]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 f. 36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5978

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To John Murray   6 March 1868

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of bill for £420.

Will try to attend Athenaeum meeting to help elect Clowes’s son.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  6 Mar 1868
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 ff. 37–38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5989

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To John Murray   14 April [1868]

Summary

About the advertising and title of a book [the translation of Fritz Müller’s Für Darwin, see 6114].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  14 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  RR Auction (dealers) (June 2006)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6119A

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To John Murray   13 April [1868]

Summary

Asks JM to send Variation to G. Boccardo in Italy.

Sends title (suggested by Lyell) for translation of Fritz Müller’s Für Darwin (which Dallas is translating). CD does not wish to go to great expense in advertising it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  13 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 184–185)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6114

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To John Murray   9 February [1868]

Summary

Heartily glad for JM’s sake at sale [of Variation]. Thinks JM right to publish a smaller second edition, for "the public will soon find out that it is dull" – though scientifically valuable. The index is excellent. CD is "always greedy" for presentation copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  9 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 180–181)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5854

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To John Murray   [25? March 1868]

Summary

American publishers will not wait for woodcuts, so asks Murray to have a copy of the reprint sent to Asa Gray. Will call soon to talk about Für Darwin and to hear about sale of latest edition of Origin

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  [25? Mar 1868]
Classmark:  Bonhams (dealers) (10 November 2009); PBA Galleries (10 May 2012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6050F

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To John Murray   16 September [1868]

Summary

B. D. Walsh has not received his copy of Variation. Several other foreign correspondents have similar complaints.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  16 Sept [1868]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.190–191)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6369

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Murray, John (b) …
  • B.  D.  Walsh, 29 August 1868 . CD mistakenly wrote the initials ‘J.  D. ’ for Benjamin Dann Walsh. He refers to Walsh’s letter of 29 August 1868 , and to Variation ; in his letter of 27 January [1868] , CD had told Walsh that he ordered him a copy from his publisher (John Murray). …

To John Murray   25 February [1868]

Summary

Thanks JM for presentation copies [of Variation]. Sends directions and list.

Has been told positively that hostile review in Athenæum was by Berthold Seemann, to whom he once refused a testimonial.

On the whole, reviews have been very good.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  25 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 182–183)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5931

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To John Murray   9 January [1868]

Summary

CD exasperated by Dallas’ delay in finishing index [for Variation]. "I am prepared to throw the Index overboard."

Thinks JM should reconsider publishing a translation of Brehm’s Thierleben. It is excellent and would "sell largely".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  9 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 178–179)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5781

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To John Murray   25 May 1868

Summary

Asks JM to consider publishing a MS on John Wesley by CD’s niece, Frances Julia Wedgwood [John Wesley and the evangelical reaction of the eighteenth century (1870)].

Has received clean sheets for Italian translation [of Variation?].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  25 May 1868
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.186–189)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6207

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To B. D. Walsh   21 September 1868

Summary

Thanks BDW for pamphlets [by S. H. Scudder and J. D. Caton].

His information about Cicada is of extraordinary interest. Discusses stridulation organs which certainly sometimes differ in the sexes. CD would be curious to know if "dumb" Cicada can breed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Benjamin Dann Walsh
Date:  21 Sept 1868
Classmark:  Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (Walsh 14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6382

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  • John Murray, 18 September [1868] . CD refers to a work by Samuel Hubbard Scudder on the stridulating organs of Orthoptera ( Scudder 1867 ; see letter from B.   …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   15 February [1868]

Summary

Is much obliged that WBT will undertake tabulation of sex ratios in racehorses, greyhounds, and cattle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  15 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5879

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  • B.  Tegetmeier, 11 February [1868] . On the sales and second printing of Variation , see the letter from John Murray, …

To Robert McLachlan   25 February [1868]

Summary

Is obliged for the facts about the hybrids [see 5910], which permit him to reject the view of B. D. Walsh (and H. W. Bates?) that organs play an important part in keeping incipient species distinct.

He has asked John Murray to send RM a copy of Variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert McLachlan
Date:  25 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5934B

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  • B. D. Walsh (and H. W. Bates? ) that organs play an important part in keeping incipient species distinct. He has asked John Murray

To Edward Blyth   4 April [1868]

Summary

Glad to hear about colours of Hylobates.

Cannot find any statement about which digits in man are most subject to syndactylism in Isidore Geoffroy [Saint-Hilaire]’s Histoire des anomalies [1832–7].

Asks questions concerned with seasonal and sexual changes in plumage of various bird species.

Does male woodpecker share in incubation?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Blyth
Date:  4 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  McGill University Library, Department of Rare Books
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6091

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  • B. Baillière. Marginalia : Charles Darwin’s marginalia. Edited by Mario A. Di Gregorio with the assistance of Nicholas W. Gill. Vol. 1. New York and London: Garland Publishing. 1990. Variation : The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. …

To B. D. Walsh   14 February 1868

Summary

Requests entomological data on sexual selection, especially proportions of sexes.

Sends Queries about expression with note: "a great hobby of mine".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Benjamin Dann Walsh
Date:  14 Feb 1868
Classmark:  Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (Walsh 12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5876

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  • B.  J.  Walsh, 27 January [1868]. Walsh’s name is on CD’s presentation list for Variation (see Correspondence vol.  16, Appendix IV). On the sales of Variation , see the letter from John Murray, …

To J. J. Weir   29 February [1868]

Summary

JJW’s note on birds was one of the most interesting CD has ever received. Asks several questions. CD is puzzled by cases of magpies whose mates were killed but who always immediately found others.

Alexander Wallace denies any effect of colour in sexual selection among Lepidoptera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  29 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5958

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  • B.  Tegetmeier, 15 March [1856] ). He is acknowledged for providing information on pigeons in Variation 1: 132 n.  2. Weir’ s name appears on CD’s presentation list for the second printing of Variation (see Correspondence vol.  16, Appendix IV). CD refers to his publisher, John Murray. …

To Ernst Haeckel   19 November 1868

Summary

Congratulates EH on birth of child.

Mentions projected translation of Generelle Morphologie.

Comments on EH’s last book [Natürliche Schöpfungsgeschichte]. Criticises EH’s statements on palaeontology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  19 Nov 1868
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 1–52/20)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6466

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  • B. G. Teubner. Origin 5th ed. : On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. 5th edition, with additions and corrections. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. …

To Asa Gray   9 February [1868]

Summary

Asks that Gray forward a parcel to J. T. Rothrock. Variation is selling well. Nearly all chapters written before Origin was published.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  9 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  William Patrick Watson (dealer) (catalogue 19, 2013)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5851F

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  • John Murray, 22 December [1859] ). In the event, only the first part of the projected work was published, broadly based on the first two chapters of the original manuscript ( Variation ; see Natural selection ). CD had started working on Variation intermittently in 1860; it was published on 30 January 1868 (Freeman 1977). CD began sending out a standard list of queries on expression by December 1866 (see Correspondence vol. 14, letter to B. …

To J. D. Hooker   26 November [1868]

Summary

CD thought Watson’s article beastly in its criticisms of JDH. Watson’s criticism of CD was not new or important, but fair, so CD could honestly thank him, adding his regret at what was said about JDH.

Is sitting for Woolner bust.

Has read James Croll on alternation of glacial and warmer periods in north and south, which would remove JDH’s objections to cool period extending to equator.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 Nov [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 98–101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6476

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  • B.  Innes, 18 October 1869 ). CD refers to William Benjamin Carpenter; see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 24 November 1868  and n.  4. James Croll had recently sent CD a three-part paper, ‘On geological time and the probable date of the glacial and the upper Miocene period’ ( Croll 1868 ; see letters to James Croll, 19 September 1868  and 24 November 1868 ). See letter to James Croll, 24 November 1868  and n.  5. CD refers to his publisher, John Murray. …
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