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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:
2 June [1859]
Source of text:
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 65)
Summary:

THH should understand that CD’s hypothesis [natural selection] has as many flaws and holes as sound parts. The question is whether CD’s rag of a hypothesis is worth anything. A poor rag is better than nothing to carry one’s fruit to market.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
William Erasmus Darwin
Date:
3 June [1859]
Source of text:
DAR 210.6: 45
Summary:

Reports events at Down.

Is busy with proofs [of Origin];

is anxious to hear how WED does in his examinations.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
John Murray
Date:
14 June [1859]
Source of text:
National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Darwin: Ms.42152 ff.43–44)
Summary:

Finds style [of Origin] incredibly bad; corrections are very heavy. Supposes it was due to his attention being fixed on general lines of argument and not on detail. Wishes to share expense of corrections.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
John Higgins
Date:
15 June 1859
Source of text:
Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Summary:

Acknowledges receipt of £244 15s. 11d.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Scrimgeour, Robert Shedden & John Shedden & Co.
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
17 June 1859
Source of text:
English Heritage, Down House (CD’s Investment book, pp. 84, 74)
Summary:

Provides requested information about certain railway shares.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:
21 June [1859]
Source of text:
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.165)
Summary:

Discusses S. S. Haldeman’s paper ["Enumeration of the recent freshwater Mollusca", Boston J. Nat. Hist. 4 (1844): 468–84].

Centres of species origin.

Describes his corrections of Origin.

Contributor:
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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:
22 [June 1859]
Source of text:
DAR 115: 18
Summary:

CD making extensive corrections on proofs of Origin. Worries that style is too dry.

Doubts about Joseph Prestwich’s discovery [of flint tools].

Contributor:
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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Date:
24 June [1859]
Source of text:
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Ramsay 306: 4)
Summary:

Comments on ACR’s "The old glaciers [of Switzerland and N. Wales", in Peaks, passes, and glaciers: a series of excursions by members of the Alpine Club, ed. J. Ball (1859)]. Discusses erratic blocks in the Jura. Notes views of Lyell.

Contributor:
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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Date:
[26 June 1859]
Source of text:
Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives
Summary:

Has finished ACR’s article ["The old glaciers of Switzerland and N. Wales" in Peaks, passes, and glaciers, ed. J. Ball (1859)]. Asks the authority for glacial drifts in Siberia. Wishes ACR would examine the Glen Roy parallel roads and settle the problem.

Asks if it is certain that traces of organic remains have been found in Long Mynd beds.

Contributor:
Darwin Correspondence Project
From:
Andrew Crombie Ramsay
To:
Charles Robert Darwin
Date:
[27–30 June 1859]
Source of text:
DAR 205.9: 400
Summary:

No doubt about worm-holes in the Long Mynd, and they are certainly lower than J. Barrande’s primordial zone. Fossils in Laurentian gneiss.

Contributor:
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From:
Charles Robert Darwin
To:
Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:
28 [June 1859]
Source of text:
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.166)
Summary:

Thanks CL for copy of his paper ["Structure of lavas", Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 148 (1858): 703–86].

Promises him a copy of Origin.

Contributor:
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