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To J. J. Weir   5 July 1875

Summary

Discusses case of Cytisus graft described by JJW.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  5 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 148: 334
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10043

From J. J. Weir   6 July 1875

Summary

Yellow flowers occurring on a purple Cytisus grafted onto a yellow stock.

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 181: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10044

From J. J. Weir   7 July 1875

Summary

Yellow and purple flowers occur on plant grafted with Cytisus purpureus, but only on separate racemes. Only yellow blooms seed.

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 181: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10050

To J. J. Weir   8 July [1875]

Summary

Is very interested in JJW’s report on a purple laburnum grafted onto yellow stock which then produces yellow flowers. CD requests racemes to examine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  8 July [1875]
Classmark:  Boston Public Library (Rare Books MSS Acc. 324)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10051

From J. J. Weir   9 July 1875

Summary

Sends CD some of the Cytisus, which has produced yellow flowers on a purple graft.

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 181: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10055

To J. J. Weir   10 July 1875

Summary

Regarding Cytisus graft with yellow flowers, CD thinks nurseryman has sold Cytisus adami to JJW’s brother in place of C. purpureus. This explains apparent "sport". [P.S. on envelope:] C. purpureus seeds freely. C. adami never does.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  10 July 1875
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (466); DAR 148: 336
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10056

To J. J. Weir   14 July 1875

Summary

JJW is to think no more about mistake [regarding Cytisus graft].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  14 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 148: 337
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10064

To J. J. Weir   18 December [1875]

Summary

E. Ray Lankester blackballed by Linnean Society. Another election planned. Would JJW use his influence in Lankester’s favour?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  18 Dec [1875]
Classmark:  British Library (Egerton MS 3009 C f.11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10306

To J. J. Weir   14 February [1876]

Summary

Declines invitation to accompany JJW to Crystal Palace.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  14 Feb [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 338
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10392

To J. J. Weir   4 November 1876

Summary

Promises to propose JJW for membership in Zoological Society.

Sympathises with JJW’s enthusiasm about the Danais and hopes it may become naturalised in this country.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  4 Nov 1876
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (29 October 1962)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10698

From J. J. Weir   27 December 1881

Summary

Discusses mule’s resemblance to parents.

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Dec 1881
Classmark:  DAR 148: 467
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13582

To J. J. Weir   29 December 1881

Summary

Comments on JJW’s observations on mule

and hermaphroditism in hybrid moths.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  29 Dec 1881
Classmark:  DAR 148: 340
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13587

From J. J. Weir   [before 30 May 1868]

Summary

Reversion of tamed animals to wild behaviour.

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 30 May 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5748

From J. J. Weir   [after 27 February] 1868

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Summary

Trusts his paper ["Apterous Lepidoptera" (1867), printed for the West Kent Natural History, Microscopical, and Photographic Society] showed that he is thoroughly a disciple of CD.

Cites evidence that birds undoubtedly distinguish colours. [see Descent 2: 110.]

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 27 Feb] 1868
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 77–80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5939

To John Jenner Weir   27 February [1868]

Summary

Thanks JJW for his paper on apterous insects [see 5939], which contained much new information.

Asks JJW for any information he may have on sexual selection.

Describes an experiment, still untried, of staining tail-feathers of male pigeons in bright colours to find the effect on courtship.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  27 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5942

To J. J. Weir   29 February [1868]

Summary

JJW’s note on birds was one of the most interesting CD has ever received. Asks several questions. CD is puzzled by cases of magpies whose mates were killed but who always immediately found others.

Alexander Wallace denies any effect of colour in sexual selection among Lepidoptera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  29 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5958

From J. J. Weir   [before 3] March 1868

Summary

Aggressive behaviour of a bullfinch toward new arrival in JJW’s aviary.

Sexual differences in goldfinches: size of beaks.

Sexual selection in Lepidoptera.

Thinks Dr Alex Wallace’s observations on Bombyx not conclusive in proving that no preference is shown by females.

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 3] Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 51–2 and DAR 82: A107–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5964

From J. J. Weir   [before 5] March 1868

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Does not think females give preference to any males. Coloration, pugnacity; cases of use of colour in struggle for existence. [see Descent 1: 395.]

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 5] Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 82: A109–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5985

To J. J. Weir   [6 March 1868]

Summary

Discusses beaks and relative numbers of the sexes of goldfinches.

Comments on sexual selection among butterflies.

Mentions Kerguelen moth collected by Hooker.

Comments on JJW’s observations on coloured birds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  [6 Mar 1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (348)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5986

From J. J. Weir   7 March 1868

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Various facts about birds: pairing, finding new mates, protective coloration, polygamy, sexual differences.

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 86: A21–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5995
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