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From G. R. Waterhouse   [7 March 1855]

Summary

Comparison of skulls of Ichthyosaurus and Cetacea.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7 Mar 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1642

Matches: 1 hit

From John Rice Crowe   27 September 1855

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Summary

Forwards two specimens of beans found on north coast of Norway.

Author:  John Rice Crowe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept 1855
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 222
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1756

Matches: 1 hit

DCP-LETT-1652

Summary

Cancelled: same as 1672.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Apr 1855
Classmark:  DAR 146: 474
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1652

Matches: 1 hit

From G. R. Waterhouse   [after 2 March 1855]

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Gives instances of sexual differences in the number of tarsi within species of Coleoptera and also variation in the number of tarsi between related species.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 2 Mar 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 47: 133–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1625

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Waterhouse, G. R. Darwin, C. R. …
  • Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. …

To John Higgins   26 May 1855

Summary

Discusses his account.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  26 May 1855
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/1/87)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1687

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   7 December [1855–7?]

Summary

Concerning specimens he wants collected in the Azores.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  7 Dec [1855-7]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 93 (photocopy)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13867A

Matches: 1 hit

From John Davy   21 March 1855

Summary

On the ova of the salmon in relation to the distribution of species.

Author:  John Davy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Mar 1855
Classmark:  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 146 (1856): 21–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1651A

Matches: 1 hit

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   11 April [1855]

Summary

CD describes his experiments on the effects on germination of the immersion of seeds in sea-water. Hopes to throw light on the distribution of plants. Asks readers of Gardeners’ Chronicle to inform him whether such experiments have already been tried and what class or species of seeds they suppose would be particularly liable to be killed by sea-water.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  11 Apr [1855]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, no. 15, 14 April 1855, p. 242
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1666

Matches: 1 hit

  • Darwin, C. R. Gardeners’ Chronicle …

To J. S. Henslow   23 [July 1855]

Summary

Invites JSH to dine at CD’s brother’s house in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  23 [July 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1729

Matches: 1 hit

From Charles Cardale Babington   [c. June 1855]

Summary

Reports that he sees the oxlip, cowslip, and primrose as really distinct species; hybrids are formed between any two.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. June 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1584

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Babington, C. C. Darwin, C. R. …
  • Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. …

DCP-LETT-1618

Summary

Cancelled: part of 1757. Has examined a specimen of [of what he had previously described as the ovaria of Lepadidae, see Living Cirripedia 1: 57-8]. Could not find cells resembling ovigerms. When THH has seen the organ in different states, and can say positively that in none could ovigerms be in formation, CD will 'give up the ghost handsomely and entirely'.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [1855]
Classmark:  DAR 145: 161, 222
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1618

Matches: 1 hit

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [before 1 December 1855]

Summary

Corrects a misprint in his letter [1783].

Adds that his experiments show that one cannot infer from the vitality of seeds under dry conditions that they will be preserved in different conditions. Cites the poor ability of Leguminosae to withstand immersion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 1 Dec 1855]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, no. 48, 1 December 1855, p. 789
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1787

Matches: 1 hit

  • Darwin, C. R. Gardeners’ Chronicle …

From H. C. Watson   11 July [1855]

Summary

Returns CD’s list of Azores plants with information on the distribution of the species added. Encloses a list, extracted from CD’s list, of those plants common to Europe and the Azores that were probably not introduced by man.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 July [1855]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1715

Matches: 1 hit

To J. S. Henslow   13 March 1855

Summary

Acknowledges a list [of plants?].

Looks forward to new edition [of British plants growing wild in the parish of Hitcham, Suffolk, 2d ed. (1855)].

JSH should not trouble about Anacharis until he is less busy. Will send cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  13 Mar 1855
Classmark:  DAR 93: A25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1647

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  • Darwin, C. R. Henslow, J. S. …
  • … I will send the cirripedes next week to care of M r . Webb. Yours most truly | C.  Darwin

From H. C. Watson   8 November 1855

Summary

Artificiality of orders and genera in botany.

Difficulties in numerical analysis of close species in large and small genera.

HCW has "pretty strong bias towards the view that species are not immutably distinct".

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov 1855
Classmark:  DAR 181: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1775

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Watson, H. C. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Hewett C.  Watson To | C.  Darwin | Esq crossed pencil ‘Ask M r Watson to mark species, …
  • Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 26 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Natural selection : Charles Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. …

From H. C. Watson   17 August 1855

Summary

Sends a catalogue of plants [missing] with the close species marked.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Aug 1855
Classmark:  DAR 181: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1743

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Watson, H. C. Darwin, C. R. …
  • Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. …

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [before 26 May 1855]

Summary

Will be obliged if any reader can provide eggs of lizard Lacerta agilis. Wants to ascertain whether they float in sea-water. Offers reward of a few shillings to boys for collecting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 26 May 1855]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, no. 21, 26 May 1855, p. 360
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1686A

Matches: 1 hit

  • Darwin, C. R. Gardeners’ Chronicle …

To Henry Tibbats Stainton   20 October [1855]

Summary

Would be useless to insert CD’s name [on masthead of Entomologists’ Annual] since he does not work on insects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Tibbats Stainton
Date:  20 Oct [1855]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Gen. lib. MSS/ DAR : 15)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1767

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To J. S. Henslow   18 [December 1855]

Summary

Has received the seeds safely.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  18 [Dec 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1797

Matches: 1 hit

From John Cattell   13 August 1855

Summary

Gives names of German dealers who provide seed of superior quality.

Author:  John Cattell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Aug 1855
Classmark:  DAR 161: 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1739

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Cattell, John Darwin, C. R. …
  • r . also of Erfurt is a good grower of them and also Charles Appelius of the same place. G.  H. Behn of Hamburgh also grows them good and extensively. I am | Sir | Your most obed t Sert— | John Cattell C.  Darwin
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