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To R. B. Sharpe?   16 January 1877

Summary

Has received from the region of the River Uruguay in S. America "a wonderful nest" of a bird called "El boyero", said to perch on the back of cattle and horses.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Bowdler Sharpe
Date:  16 Jan 1877
Classmark:  Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10793

To R. B. Sharpe   21 February [1879]

Summary

Sends short testimonial [missing] for RBS, but doubts its value as he has has already given one for the same office [to A. G. Butler, see 11888].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Bowdler Sharpe
Date:  21 Feb [1879]
Classmark:  McGill University Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Manuscript Collection: Folio A.L.S. Charles Darwin)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11892

From Richard Bowdler Sharpe   5 August 1868

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Summary

Is writing to Australia to answer CD’s questions about resemblance of tail-feathers of young and mature female kingfishers. [See Descent 2: 188.]

Author:  Richard Bowdler Sharpe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 98–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6306

From R. B. Sharpe   23 November [1874]

Summary

RBS seeks a testimonial from CD; he is applying for the British Museum vacancy left by J. E. Gray’s resignation and A. Günther’s promotion.

Author:  Richard Bowdler Sharpe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 144
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9730

To R. B. Sharpe   24 November [1874]

Summary

Testimonial stating CD’s opinion of RBS’s fitness for a higher post at the British Museum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Bowdler Sharpe
Date:  24 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9731
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