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FVM-01780
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  [...]
Date:  5 February 1867
Classmark:  Letters received, box 9, Borough Council records, Warrnambool, Victoria
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-5391
From:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1867
Classmark:  DAR 160: 115
Summary:  

Thanks CD for Lythrum paper [Collected papers 2: 106–31] and "Climbing plants" sent to Manchester Ladies’ Literary Society. Comments on Lythrum.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-5392
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  6 Feb [1867]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (Fox 147)
Summary:  

Has just sent MS of Variation off to printer. Is in darkness about its merits.

News of family and their health. Riding seems to help him.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel6659
From:  Christopher Cooke
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [7 February 1867]
Classmark:  RS:HS 5.362
Summary:  

Thanks for his prompt reply to his query about Lieut. R. J. Morrison. He has discovered the horoscope of Edmond Halley.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-5394
From:  W. H. S Gibbons
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb 1867
Classmark:  DAR 165: 36
Summary:  

Asks CD whether he has given any thought to the phenomena of spiritualism.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-5393
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  7 Feb [1867]
Classmark:  British Library (Loan MS 10 no 12)
Summary:  

CD’s Variation is in printer’s hands.

Orchid self-sterility.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-5395
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Feb [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 10–13
Summary:  

On the Duke of Argyll and a review of his Reign of law.

Asa Gray’s theological view of variation. God’s role in formation of organisms; JDH’s view of Providence.

Insular and continental genera.

Owen on continuity and ideal types

and on bones of Mauritius deer.

On man.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
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DCP-LETT-5396
From:  William Turner
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Feb 1867
Classmark:  DAR 80: B152–3c
Summary:  

On muscles in man for moving skin, hair, ears, etc.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel12654
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Mary Baldwin
Date:  [10 February 1867]
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0074; Reel 1054
Summary:  

Alterations to MB's will. Objects to MB's plan to return to live in Mr. Binsted's house at Anstey.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-5397
From:  Julius Victor Carus
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Feb 1867
Classmark:  DAR 161: 55, 57
Summary:  

Sends CD an English translation of his preface to the revised German edition of Origin and asks his opinion of it.

Asks CD where he might get a specimen of Eozoon.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-5398
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Turner
Date:  11 Feb [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 155
Summary:  

Thanks WT for information.

Will not include chapter on man in Variation but plans separate essay in future.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel13048
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  James Calder Stewart
Date:  [12 February] 1867
Classmark:  TxU:H/L-0461; Reel 1055
Summary:  

Anecdote about William Whewell. Religious beliefs in England. Foolish opinion about moon expressed in the Times.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
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DCP-LETT-5399
From:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 143–4
Summary:  

Relieved that CD approves his declining the Presidency of BAAS. The BAAS and the role of scientific men in it.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-5400
From:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1867
Classmark:  DAR 170: 55
Summary:  

H. T. Stainton should be elected F.R.S.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-01781
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Henry Bolander
Date:  12 February 1867
Classmark:  Bolander correspondence, University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley, California
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-5402
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  [13–16 Feb 1867]
Classmark:  Sotheby Parke Bernet, London (18 June 1979)
Summary:  

Asks for specimen [of Eozoon] for J. V. Carus of Leipzig.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel6685
From:  John Henry Dallmeyer
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [14 February 1867]
Classmark:  RS:HS 6.3
Summary:  

Has not had time until now to carry out experiments on 'the central spot' as seen in photographs as related in JH's last letter. His recent trials with various lenses have verified JH's theories.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel6686
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  John Henry Dallmeyer
Date:  [16 February 1867]
Classmark:  RS:HS 6.4 & 24.188
Summary:  

Is he acquainted with his ordinary reading glass? Gives details. Always carries a small one around with him for reading small print; thinks there would be a good market for them.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-5403
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  17 Feb [1867]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Sammlung Darmstaedter (Carus 3)
Summary:  

CD thinks JVC’s preface is fair to Bronn. Regrets JVC has not added notes of his own, but, having dropped Bronn’s appendix, it is perhaps best to leave the text without comment. Rejoices that the German public can now judge the Origin fairly.

Has written to W. B. Carpenter for a specimen of Eozoon to send to JVC.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-5406
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Edward Blyth
Date:  [18 Feb 1867]
Classmark:  McGill University Libraries, Rare Books and Special Collections Division
Summary:  

Asks to meet EB for a walk in the Zoological Gardens.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project