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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. …

From H. C. Watson   14 December [1857]

Summary

Will shortly return CD’s list of varieties of British plants. Discusses the situations in which different varieties of species are often found and the ranges of varieties relative to those of the species.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Dec [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 98: A11–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2183

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  • … 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 George Bentham   18 December [1857]

Summary

Thanks GB for his answers [to 2184], which were as explicit as he expected. Cucubalus viscosus and italicus are extremely sterile together; all other forms extremely fertile. Other instances of infertility found by Gärtner.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  18 Dec [1857]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Bentham, George letters: 700a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2189

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

To W. E. Darwin   13 May [1857]

Summary

Discusses family health and affairs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  13 May [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2091

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To Richard Kippist   23 February [1857]

Summary

Sends cheque for subscription [£20].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Kippist; Linnean Society
Date:  23 Feb [1857]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2058

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  • Darwin, C. R. Kippist, Richard Linnean Society …
  • … leave to enclose to you my Subscription Yours very sincerely | C.  Darwin R Kippist Es q …

To Henry Doubleday   [before 5 February 1857]

Summary

Have all varieties been bred from the same set of eggs so that there can be no doubt they are all the same species?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Doubleday
Date:  [before 5 Feb 1857]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2032

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To Henry Doubleday   8 January [1857]

Summary

Thanks for a kind note, and asks not to answer until better.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Doubleday
Date:  8 Jan [1857]
Classmark:  Dr Heather Whitney (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2037F

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To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [before 25 July 1857]

Summary

CD has saved an enormous amount of labour since he replaced the chain on his deep well with wire rope. He now asks readers whether they have had experience of saving on the weight of the bucket by using some material other than oak.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 25 July 1857]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, 25 July 1857, p. 518
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2127

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  • Darwin, C. R. Gardeners’ Chronicle …

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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From George Bentham   [16 or 17 December 1857]

Summary

Returns CD’s lists [sent with 2184]. Confusion in genera of Silene is great in continental botanic gardens. One would have to know whether C. F. v. Gärtner had the right names for species in his experiments.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [16 or17 Dec 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2186

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To John Lubbock   11 August [1857]

Summary

Asks JL not to call as he has a "very old friend" [J. S. Henslow] coming to visit him.

Yesterday visited poultry show at Crystal Palace.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  11 Aug [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 21 (EH 88206470)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2481

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To John Lubbock    25 January [1857]

Summary

Dining with the Lubbocks.

JL’s paper on respiration of insects ["On the distribution of the tracheae in insects", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 23 (1860–2): 23–50].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  25 Jan [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 20 (EH 88206469)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3413

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To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [before 13 June 1857]

Summary

Requests information from readers on breeding of dun or mouse-coloured ponies with a dark stripe down their backs. Must one or both parents be dun?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 13 June 1857]
Classmark:  Gloucestershire Archives (T. C. Morton deposit D1021/8/4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2105

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

To George Bentham   15 December [1857]

Summary

For his studies on fertility of crosses, asks GB to mark a list of pairs of Cucubalus as to whether they are varieties of the same species, or distinct species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  15 Dec [1857]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Bentham, George letters: 681
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2184

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

To W. E. Darwin   [17 February 1857]

Summary

Is glad WED is in the sixth [form]. Discusses WED’s intention to become a barrister.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [17 Feb 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1805

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To Robert Patterson   10 March [1857]

Summary

Asks RP’s help in procuring a specimen of a real Irish rabbit, L. veomicule [Lepus vermicula]?.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Patterson
Date:  10 Mar [1857]
Classmark:  W. E. Praeger 1935, p. 714
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2062

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From Edwards Crisp   4 April 1857

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Summary

Reports on wheat in the stomach of fish he caught.

Author:  Edwards Crisp
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Apr 1857
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 221
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2071

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To Francis Galton   7 July [1857]

Summary

Encloses signed document.

"Much interested about all domestic animals of all savage nations."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Galton
Date:  7 July [1857]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/3/2/1/27)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2121

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From Robert Schlagintweit   25 September 1857

Summary

Gives CD further details of the fertility of the offspring from cross of a yak and Indian cow, the so-called chooboos, whose fertility he has traced to the seventh generation [see Natural selection, pp. 437–8].

Author:  Robert Schlagintweit
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Sept 1857
Classmark:  DAR 177: 52 (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2142

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  • … Schlagintweit, Robert Darwin, C. R. …

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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