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From George Maw   6 November 1880

Summary

He has observed several instances of animals’ tails lying to the left in rigor mortis. Is this a general rule?

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 171: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12801

From George Maw   15 March 1861

Summary

Asks for a testimonial for Edward Newman.

Discusses the Origin, considers natural selection works well when applied to the evolution of nations and groups of men; on the other hand feels the classification of mineral elements is a damaging analogy as it parallels organic classification but could not be derived by any evolutionary means.

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1861
Classmark:  DAR 171.1(3): 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3089

From George Maw   27 August [1861]

Summary

Thanks CD for his letter about GM’s review of the Origin.

Sends instances of correlative organisation and functions which he finds difficult to believe could have accumulated by gradual modifications.

[Letter erroneously dated 1862 by GM.]

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 11–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3236

From George Maw   30 June 1862

Summary

Discusses cases of assumed correlation, e.g., facial hair and generative organs, sexual characters in castrated oxen. Finds it difficult to see how correlation of functions which would be useless separately can be accumulated gradually through natural selection.

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 June 1862
Classmark:  DAR 99: 5–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3629

From George Maw   7 July 1862

Summary

Thanks CD for sending Orchids.

Reports observations by his uncle relating to the successful breeding of a male mule with a horse.

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 July 1862
Classmark:  DAR 171.1: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3644

From George Maw   19 February 1863

Summary

Discusses the structure and particular uniformities of the Shropshire coal-seams and surrounding strata; speculates on their origins.

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 171: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3999

From George Maw   25 February 1863

Summary

Discusses the deposition of coal and considers the possibility of coal aggregating into seams after deposition.

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 171: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4012

From George Maw   25 April 1863

Summary

Has obtained fossils from Gibraltar that he believes are human. Requests Lyell’s address so that he can send the bones.

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 171: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4128

From George Maw   1 June 1865

Summary

Reports a monstrous pig that looks like an elephant. It was born of a pregnant sow which had been frightened by a circus elephant. He offers the monster, which died at birth, to any London museum.

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 June 1865
Classmark:  DAR 171: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4847

From George Maw   18 June 1866

Summary

In response to CD’s request for bud-sports, he sends a piece of a fern-leaved beech.

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 June 1866
Classmark:  DAR 171: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5124

From George Maw   9 January 1869

Summary

Planning to visit Gibraltar and Morocco. Is there anything he can do for CD?

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6547

From George Maw   14 January 1869

Summary

In Gibraltar he will make notes on merino lambs and Drosophyllum as CD requests.

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6553

From George Maw   18 April 1869

Summary

He has found abundant Drosophyllum in Andalusia.

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Apr 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6704

From George Maw   17 May 1869

Summary

He is managing to salvage a few Andalusian Drosophyllum plants from the voyage and will send some to CD.

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6748
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