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From S. P. Woodward   4 June 1856



SPW and Waterhouse agree on island faunas; gives Australia and Tasmania as examples. The "stream of migration" from Asia to Tasmania.

Looks forward eagerly to the publication of CD’s "specific" researches.

Invites CD to send his memoranda [on Manual of Mollusca].

Author:  Samuel Pickworth Woodward
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 June 1856
Classmark:  DAR 205.3: 303
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1889

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  • … 4 June 1856] . Letter to S.  P. Woodward, 27 May 1856 . William Whewell was the master of …

From T. H. Huxley   26 April 1873


Concern for Lady Lyell;

will clear away work and set off for holiday in June.

Sends Critiques and addresses.

A life of J. D. Forbes [by J. C. Shairp, P. J. Tait, and A. A. Reilly (1873)] suggests that THH and Tyndall conspired to keep JDF from getting the Copley Medal. THH feels obliged to correct this.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 104: 223–24a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8882

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From B. D. Wrangham   [before 16 September 1880]


An extract from a life of Kepler about the motions of Mars.

Author:  Bartlett Downs Wrangham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 16 Sept 1880]
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 72756)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12713F

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  • Letters on astronomy, addressed to a lady: in which the elements of the science are familiarly explained in connexion with its literary history. Boston: Marsh, Capen, Lyon, and Webb. Whewell, William. …

From William Henry Harvey   24 August 1860



Continues earlier discussion, admitting his opinions have been modified. Still regards natural selection as one agent of several. States areas of disagreement.

Author:  William Henry Harvey
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Aug 1860
Classmark:  DAR 98 (ser. 2): 33–40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2898

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  • letter from H.  G.  Bronn, 5 October 1860 . CD prefaced the first edition of Origin with quotations from Francis Bacon and William Whewell . …
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