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To Charles Lyell   4 [January 1860]


Praises CL’s work on human species.

A critical review of Origin in Saturday Review [24 Dec 1859].

A letter from J. G. Jeffreys criticises CD’s geological statements.

A note from William Whewell concerning Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  4 [Jan 1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.190)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2637

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  • … Jeffreys, 29 December [1859] . Letter from William Whewell, 2 January 1860 . Letter from …
  • letter from J. G. Jeffreys criticises CD’s geological statements. A note from William Whewell

To Asa Gray   3 July [1860]


Origin has "stirred up the mud with a vengeance"; AG and three or four others have saved CD from annihilation and are responsible for the attention now given to the subject. Reports events at Oxford BAAS meeting.

New evidence supports AG’s view of a warm post-glacial period.

Discusses his recent orchid observations.

Poses AG a question on design in nature.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  3 July [1860]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (41)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2855

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  • … probably drawn from Whewell 1840 . Hopkins 1860 . CD’s letter to William Hopkins has not …

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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