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To W. E. Darwin   [November 1857]

Summary

Is trying to find a tutor for WED.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [Nov 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2095

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From Henry Coe   4 November 1857

Summary

Responds to CD’s article on kidney beans [Collected papers 1: 275–7]. Sends beans as evidence of crossing.

Author:  Henry Coe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1857
Classmark:  DAR 161: 192
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2165

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  • … Coe, Henry Darwin, C. R. …
  • … serv t . | Henry Coe. | Gardener M r . C.  Darwin— | &c. &c. Top of first page : ‘done’ …

From Williams & Norgate   17 November 1857

Summary

CD is informed that a certain work [unspecified] is not available separately.

Author:  Williams & Norgate
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Nov 1857
Classmark:  DAR 91: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2172

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  • … Williams & Norgate Darwin, C. R. …

To Robert Patterson   12 November [1857]

Summary

The [Irish] rabbits arrived safely. "They shall be skeletonized." CD now has rabbits from Shetland, Madeira and Ireland; hopes to receive one from Jamaica.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Patterson
Date:  12 Nov [1857]
Classmark:  W. E. Praeger 1935, p. 714
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2168

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To John Lubbock   [22 November 1857]

Summary

Huxley and William Sharpey praise JL’s paper [? on Daphnia, Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 147 (1857): 79–100] at Philosophical Club.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [22 Nov 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 22 (EH 88206471)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2149

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From Henry Coe   14 November 1857

Summary

More on kidney bean crosses.

Author:  Henry Coe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1857
Classmark:  DAR 161: 193
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2171

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To C. S. Bate   29 November [1857]

Summary

Asking for specific information about reproduction in barnacles.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Spence Bate
Date:  29 Nov [1857]
Classmark:  Bonhams (dealers) (22 October 2014)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2175F

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To T. C. Eyton   2 November [1857]

Summary

Has TCE observed whether hybrids of Chinese and common forms [of geese] were wilder, or less tame, than both parents?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Campbell Eyton
Date:  2 Nov [1857]
Classmark:  Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, University of Birmingham (EYT/1/42)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2164

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  • Darwin, C. R. Eyton, T. C. …
  • 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. …

To Hugh Falconer   23 November 1857

Summary

Can HF ask Col. E. Dickie [probably Col. Edward John Dickey] enclosed questions about Indian horses? [Questions relate to striped markings on the Kutch breed of horses.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  23 Nov 1857
Classmark:  DAR 144: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2175

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

To J. D. Hooker   21 November [1857]

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Summary

Mrs J. S. Henslow’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Nov [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 213
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2174

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To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [before 12 November 1857]

Summary

Asks writer of an article on weeds why he supposes "there is too much reason to believe that foreign seed of an indigenous species is often more prolific than that grown at home?" The point is of interest to CD "in regard to the great battle of life which is perpetually going on all around us". Cites analogous observations by Asa Gray and J. D. Hooker. Does writer know "of any other analogous cases of a weed introduced from another land beating out … a weed previously common in any particular field or farm?"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 12 Nov 1857]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, 14 November 1857, p. 779
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2169

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  • Darwin, C. R. Gardeners’ Chronicle …

From Frederick Smith   10 November 1857

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Sends drawings of two forms of workers of Cryptocerus discocephalus in response to CD’s request for examples of insects whose workers show disparity of form.

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1857
Classmark:  DAR 11.2: 65a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2167

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  • … Smith, Frederick (a) 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. …
  • r . H.  W. Bates from Brazil— he said—“I have met with your curious species C.  discocephalus— the creature figured is only the large size of the worker of the species— I send you both the workers taken from several nests constructed in dead branches of shrubs—” major minor Cryptocerus discocephalus I send you tracings of the creatures in relative proportion— dont trouble to reply to this but tell me what you think of it when you are next time at the Museum and believe me Yours very truly | Fred k Smith Cha s . Darwin

To W. B. Tegetmeier   21 November [1857]

Summary

When he has reviewed his work, he will give up pigeons and will probably give them away next summer. Wants a few Malay eggs in the spring.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  21 Nov [1857]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Tegetmeier, W. B. ser.2: 65)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2173

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  • Darwin, C. R. Tegetmeier, W. B. …
  • 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. …

To T. H. Huxley   [before 12 November 1857]

Summary

Glad THH has taken up aphid question versus Owen ["On the agamic reproduction and morphology of Aphis", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 22 (1858): 193–236].

Fertilisation and inheritance discussed. Speculates that fertilisation may be a mixture rather than a fusion. Can understand in no other way why crossed forms tend to go back to ancestral forms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [before 12 Nov 1857]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 58)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2166

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To Asa Gray   29 November [1857]

Summary

Thanks AG for his criticisms of CD’s views; finds it difficult to avoid using the term "natural selection" as an agent.

Discusses crossing in Fumaria and barnacles.

Has received a naturally crossed kidney bean in which the seed-coat has been affected by the pollen of the fertilising plant.

Finds the rule of large genera having most varieties holds good and regards it as most important for his "principle of divergence".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  29 Nov [1857]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2176

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  • Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa …
  • Darwin. London: Ray Society. 1854. 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. …

To J. D. Hooker   14 [November 1857]

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Rule that species vary most in larger genera seems universal.

Response to Gardeners’ Chronicle note on "Bees and kidney beans" [Collected papers 1: 275–7].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 [Nov 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 215
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2170

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From T. V. Wollaston   [November–December 1857]

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He was unaware that varieties occurred proportionately more in large genera.

Recommends a work [Leonard Gyllenhaal, Insecta Suecica, 4 vols. (1808–27)] for tabulating varieties.

Lists "close geographical representatives of Europaean species" based on the species numbers [in T. V. Wollaston, Catalogue of the coleopterous insects of Madeira (1857)].

Author:  Thomas Vernon Wollaston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Nov–Dec 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 16: 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2133

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  • … Wollaston, T. V. Darwin, C. R. …
  • 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. …
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