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To W. E. Darwin   [3 November 1858]

Summary

Sends WED a bank draft.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [3 Nov 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2393

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To W. E. Darwin   5 [November 1858]

Summary

Discusses matters relating to WED’s first term [at Cambridge].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  5 [Nov 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2353

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To J. S. Henslow   9 November [1858]

Summary

Arrangements to meet JSH at station for his visit to Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  9 Nov [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A60–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2356

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From Samuel Wells   17 November 1858

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Reports on difference between first and second plantings of beans.

Author:  Samuel Wells
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Nov 1858
Classmark:  DAR 77: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2363

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To James Egan   25 November [1858]

Summary

Thanks JE for information about striped horses.

Says John Lindley wants to know about Hungarian horticulture.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Egan
Date:  25 Nov [1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.161)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2372

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From Samuel Wells   25 November 1858

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Replies to CD’s question on whether beans in first or second year were planted near any other varieties.

Author:  Samuel Wells
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Nov 1858
Classmark:  DAR 77: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2374

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From John Pearson   23 November 1858

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Refers to CD’s article "Fertilisation of papilionaceous flowers" in Gardeners’ Chronicle [Collected papers 2: 19–25] and asks how forced beans flower in winter when no insect is on the wing.

Author:  John Pearson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Nov 1858
Classmark:  DAR 77: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2370

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  • … Pearson, John (a) Darwin, C. R. …
  • … near Bewdley Nov r . 23 d . 1858 To C.  Darwin Esq r . | Downe Bromley Kent Sir, I humbly …

To W. A. Leighton   21 November [1858]

Summary

Thanks WAL for specimens and observations [on scarlet runner beans]. CD is perplexed whether to account for the changes as due to simple variation or to crossing. The information will be used when he finally comes to a conclusion on the subject [see Cross and self-fertilisation, p. 151].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Allport Leighton
Date:  21 Nov [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 112: B97–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2368

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To Herbert Spencer   25 November [1858]

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Thanks for HS’s Essays: [scientific, political, and speculative, vol. 1 (1858)]. Admires his general argument for the development theory.

CD is preparing an abstract on change of species. He treats subject as a naturalist, not from a general point of view. Otherwise he might have quoted HS’s argument to great advantage.

CD particularly liked articles on music and style. Expression is a favourite topic with CD. Agrees all expression is biological.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Herbert Spencer
Date:  25 Nov [1858]
Classmark:  University of London, Senate House Library (MS.791/41)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2373

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To Asa Gray   18 November [1858]

Summary

Wishes to know whether differences in constitution (such as disease susceptibility) are related to differences in complexion. "Liability to such a disease as yellow fever would answer my question in the best possible way."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  18 Nov [1858]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2364

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To the Chancellor of the Exchequer   18 November 1858

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CD and eight zoologists and botanists publish a memorial on "the arrangements by which National Collections in Natural History can be best adapted to the advancement of science and its general diffusion among the Public".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chancellor of the Exchequer
Date:  18 Nov 1858
Classmark:  Parliamentary Accounts and Papers, Finance; banking; revenue, &c., Session 3 December 1857–2 August 1858, 33: 499–503; Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, 27 November 1858, p. 861
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2365

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To Robert Monsey Rolfe   10 November [1858]

Summary

Thanks RMR for contribution to Down charities. Declines invitation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Monsey Rolfe, 1st Baron Cranworth of Cranworth
Date:  10 Nov [1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2357

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To James Egan   8 November [1858]

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Asks about dark stripes on shoulders and legs of Hungarian horses. Are stripes plainer in foal or adult?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Egan
Date:  8 Nov [1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.160)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2354

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From William Allport Leighton   19 November 1858

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Sends an account of different colours and shapes of seeds raised from ordinary seeds of scarlet runner. [See Cross and self-fertilisation, p. 151.]

Author:  William Allport Leighton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Nov 1858
Classmark:  DAR 77: 149–51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2366

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To W. B. Tegetmeier   27 [November 1858]

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"I thank you much for your note. The object, of course, is what you say. I did not guess that I shd have to pay so much per hen to Baker & the experiment would not be at all worth such a sum. I have not a single hen worth sending to Steven’s. If it really will not cost you much trouble, & you could get me some Hens & a young Spanish cock of pure breed . . . I will try to experiment and shall be very heartily obliged to you". CD mentions satisfactory local hens of a particular breed and an experiment being conducted on "Silver Barbs [with] black wing bars & white rump or bar at end of tail".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  27 [Nov 1858]
Classmark:  Scriptorium (dealers) (1982)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2375

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  • Darwin, C. R. Tegetmeier, W. B. …
  • … Haste | Yours very sincerely | C.  Darwin Pray when you see M r . H.  Weir, do not forget …

To John Lubbock   [November 1858]

Summary

Praise for abstract of JL’s paper on insects ["On the ova and pseudova of insects", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 9 (1857–9): 574–83].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [Nov 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 25 (EH 88206474)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2331

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To T. H. Huxley   3 November [1858]

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Hooker has convinced him that move of British Museum by Government is anticipated. He is now willing to sign the memorial. Still fears for library needs, and objects to distant Kensington site. Lyell should be asked to sign.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  3 Nov [1858]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 248)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2352

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To J. D. Hooker   [23 November 1858]

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CD declines to write Lyell éloge [for Copley Medal] because of his ill health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [23 Nov 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 251
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2369

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To W. B. Tegetmeier   16 November [1858]

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Wants WBT’s advice on poultry breeding experiments. Are certain birds true to their kind, and what should he pay for them?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  16 Nov [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Tegetmeier, W. B. ser.2: 47)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2362

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  • Darwin, C. R. Tegetmeier, W. B. …
  • … believe me | Yours very sincerely | C.  Darwin In last no r of Gardeners Chronicle, I have …

From J. D. Hooker   [20 November 1858]

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At work on the introductory essay to Flora Tasmaniae.

Discusses the effects of climate and geography on "vegetable strife".

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20 Nov 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 50: E1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2367

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