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To Francis Trevelyan Buckland   26 January [1863]

Summary

Asks FB’s help in identifying an article in The Field about the fins of fishes growing again after being cut off, and inquiring whether he has heard of the re-growth of organs in the mammalia or birds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Date:  26 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (23 June 1993, lot 146)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3948F

From F. T. Buckland   [before 1 February 1863]

Summary

Invites CD to visit offices of the Field; editor wishes CD to place natural history inquiries there.

Author:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 1 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 356
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3960

To F. T. Buckland   1 February [1863]

Summary

CD sends thanks for information; will write about the fins.

His health is weak and he is "almost smothered" with facts and inquiries, so is trying to restrict the scope of his present work, on variation under domestication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Date:  1 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3961

From Francis Trevelyan Buckland   [before 11 December 1864]

Summary

Salmon and trout increase in size with river.

Wishes to show CD fish hatchery near Hampton Court.

Quoted CD’s book on self-destruction within species in a salmon arbitration case.

Author:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 11 Dec 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 358
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4363

To F. T. Buckland   11 December [1864]

Summary

Asks for comparison of otter-hounds’ feet with those of other dogs.

Changes in oysters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Date:  11 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 261.11: 7 (EH 88206059)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4713

From F. T. Buckland   13 December 1864

Summary

Sorry to hear CD ill.

On his return from Galway, will arrange with CD about visiting and showing him his specimens.

Author:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Dec 1864
Classmark:  DAR 160: 357
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4714

To F. T. Buckland   15 December [1864]

Summary

Would be delighted to see FB for a few minutes but his health is so poor he doubts it would be worth the trouble for FB to visit.

Thanks about the otter-hound.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Date:  15 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, General Special Collections (DC AL 1/8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4717F

From Francis Trevelyan Buckland   18 March 1865

Summary

Introduces Cholmondely Pennell of the Admiralty, who wants to speak to CD about a literary matter.

Author:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Mar 1865
Classmark:  DAR 160: 359
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4789

To Frank Buckland   21 March [1865]

Summary

Has heard from Mr Pennell, and written to say too ill to see him. Would like to hear about skin between toes of otter hounds in comparison with other hounds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Date:  21 Mar [1865]
Classmark:  Heritage Auctions (dealers) (8–9 April 2011)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4790F

From Francis Trevelyan Buckland   29 September 1866

Summary

Sends copy of Land and Water, a journal he now edits. Has quit the Field. Asks CD to patronise his columns with queries, as other zoologists do.

Author:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Sept 1866
Classmark:  DAR 160: 360
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5223

From F. T. Buckland   4 October [1866]

Summary

Thanks for CD’s patronage;

will pursue CD’s query about otter-hounds.

Remarks on continuing debate over CD’s views in BAAS.

Author:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 361
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5229

From Francis Trevelyan Buckland   9 March 1867

Summary

Has been hunting for an otter-hound for CD.

Hopes CD will visit his museum at the Horticultural [Society].

Author:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 160: 362
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5435

To Francis Trevelyan Buckland   12 February [1868]

Summary

CD is much interested in FB’s remarks in Land and Water on the apparent excess of male trout over females and asks for further information on other fish, birds, and domestic quadrupeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Date:  12 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5866

From F. T. Buckland   27 February 1868

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Summary

On the proportion of sexes in salmon, trout, and rats. [see Descent 1: 305, 308.]

Author:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 86: A46–8b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5946

To F. T. Buckland   29 February [1868]

Summary

CD sends thanks for information; he will write to Mr Bush.

In relation to the fecundation of ova CD adds that he has compared the use of very little pollen against an immense supply; found no difference in number or weight of seeds or in their germination.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Date:  29 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5956

From F. T. Buckland   6 April [1868]

Summary

Sends Salmon Fisheries Report. Asks for CD’s opinion on his "close season" chapter.

Author:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 363
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6096

From Francis Trevelyan Buckland   [1865–6]

Summary

Was glad to see CD at museum.

Asks CD to sign and return enclosed item.

CD did not cover oysters in his book; FB can point out curious facts about them.

Author:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1865–6]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 364
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7045
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