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From Henry Coe   20 October 1858

Summary

Further answers on his seed lot.

Author:  Henry Coe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct 1858
Classmark:  DAR 161: 197
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2346

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  • … Coe, Henry Darwin, C. R. …
  • … honor to be, | Sir, | Your humble servant | Henry Coe. C.  Darwin, Esq r . | & c & c . — …

From E. A. Darwin   [after 8 June 1858]

Summary

Sends a model of bee cells "as bad as a Chinese puzzle". [A series of paper cut-out figures.]

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 8 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 48c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2283A

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From Erasmus Alvey Darwin   [May–June 1858]

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Summary

Calculations relating to bees’ cells.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [May–June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 48: B18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2195

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To a librarian   [1858 or later]

Summary

Will return Benjamin Jowett’s Epistles of St Paul (Jowett 1855) and requests several books, of which the latest is Hugh Miller’s Cruise of the Betsey (Miller 1858).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1858 or later]
Classmark:  Yale University: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection: Edward G. and Hortense R. Levy Autograph Collection, Part 2 (OSB MSS 137) Box 25, folder 1188)) )
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2199F

Matches: 1 hit

To John Higgins   8 December 1858

Summary

Sends receipt for £250 6s. 2d.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  8 Dec 1858
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (2 October 2019, lot 258)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2377F

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From C. C. Babington   3 March 1858

Summary

States his belief that there is a tendency to note varieties in the larger genera rather than in the very small ones.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar 1858
Classmark:  DAR 98: A146–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2231

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From G. R. Waterhouse   2 August 1858

Summary

Bees’ cells; is the hexagonal shape deliberate or merely the result of lateral pressure on cylinders?

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Aug 1858
Classmark:  DAR 181: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2317

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From E. A. Darwin   [before 8 June 1858]

Summary

Gives calculations on the structure of bees’ cells.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 8 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 48b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2278

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From E. A. Darwin   [8 June 1858]

Summary

Encloses projections and models relating to geometry of bees’ cells.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 48a, 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2283

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, E. 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. …

From George Robert Waterhouse   10 February 1858

Summary

Bees’ cells. Observations on Osmia atricapilla.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Feb 1858
Classmark:  DAR 181: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2213

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Waterhouse, G. R. 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. …

To John Higgins   9 June 1858

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £242 11s. 10d.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  9 June 1858
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2283F

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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

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   26 March [1858?]

Summary

Returns the Greenland catalogue, which he has kept too long.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  26 Mar [1858?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.34)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2246

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From G. R. Waterhouse   17 April 1858

Summary

Bees’ cells; GRW thinks hexagonal shape is accidental. Encloses notes on cells of Icaria.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Apr 1858
Classmark:  DAR 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2258

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From T. C. Eyton   16 October 1858

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Summary

Has examined feet of many partridges, but has not been able to obtain any quantity of mud from them.

Author:  Thomas Campbell Eyton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Oct 1858
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 230
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2343

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From E. A. Darwin   [19 June 1858]

Summary

Discusses geometry related to the structure of bees’ cells. Encloses notes and diagrams dealing with intersections of spheres.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2287

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From G. R. Waterhouse   13 February 1858

Summary

GRW’s observations of and ideas on bees’ and wasps’ cells.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Feb 1858
Classmark:  DAR 181: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2216

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Waterhouse, G. R. Darwin, C. R. …
  • Darwin I do very much wish that you could see the Wasp’s nest alluded to by M r . Smith, and especially some other nests which accompanied it— I must own I was startled by it at first—it is composed of ten cells (two rows of 5, arranged side by side, thus:— [DIAGRAM HERE] d c

To W. B. Tegetmeier   7 March [1858]

Summary

Wrote some weeks ago about Burmese fowl-skins; is willing to send them, carriage paid.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  7 Mar [1858]
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (15 July 2015, lot 176)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1504F

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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 Charles Lyell   26 [June 1858]

Summary

Is it fair to take advantage of knowing that Wallace is in the field? Seems hard on CD to lose priority of many years, but does not feel this alters justice of case.

Baby [Charles Waring Darwin] has much fever. Frightened because three children in village have died from scarlet fever.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  26 [June 1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.154)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2295

Matches: 1 hit

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