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To H. B. Tristram   4 June 1868

Summary

Asks about camouflage of birds in the Sahara desert.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Baker Tristram
Date:  4 June 1868
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6227F

From Henry Baker Tristram   6 June 1868

Summary

Will answer CD’s queries when he returns home in a month.

Author:  Henry Baker Tristram
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 June 1868
Classmark:  DAR 178: 193
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6234

From H. B. Tristram   1 July 1868

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Summary

On the coloration of 26 species of Saharan birds.

Author:  Henry Baker Tristram
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 93–4, 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6262

To H. D. Tristram   4 July 1868

Summary

Thanks for interesting letter. ‘How very curious the case of the bright-colour birds which conceal themselves in holes!’

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Baker Tristram
Date:  4 July 1868
Classmark:  British Library (Surrogate RP 9485)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6267G

From H. B. Tristram   5 September 1868

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Sexual differences in plumage of birds; various species compared.

Author:  Henry Baker Tristram
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 95–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6351

To H. D. Tristram   8 September 1868

Summary

Thanks for answers to questions, but declines loan of specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Baker Tristram
Date:  8 Sept 1868
Classmark:  British Library (Surrogate RP 9485)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6356F

To H. B. Tristram   16 February 1874

Summary

Asks HBT to sign certificate [for Royal Society] for Robert Swinhoe.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Baker Tristram
Date:  16 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 148: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9295

To H. B. Tristram   26 February [1874]

Summary

Asks HBT whether he received the certificate nominating Robert Swinhoe for the Royal Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Baker Tristram
Date:  26 Feb [1874]
Classmark:  Wheldon & Wesley (dealers) 1984
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9317A

To H. B. Tristram   3 March [1874]

Summary

Thanks HBT for all the trouble he has taken for Robert Swinhoe and himself. Will try to get six signatures on a new certificate and deliver it to the Royal Society in time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Baker Tristram
Date:  3 Mar [1874]
Classmark:  New York Academy of Medicine (MS 14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9330
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