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From John Murray   18 March [1871]


Second "edition" [of Descent] published this day. Offers CD 800 guineas.

Mentions Wallace’s review in Academy.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 392
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7597

From John Lubbock   18 March [1871]



Comments on Descent [2: 358–60] especially on CD’s view that behaviour of lower animals is evidence against JL’s interpretation [of aboriginal promiscuity]. View on communal marriage.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Mar [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 89: 175–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7598

From George Morrish   18 March 1871


Having read extracts of CD’s work, he argues that the scriptural version of man’s origin is superior, and he is concerned about CD’s salvation.

Author:  George Morrish
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Mar 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 244
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7599