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To James Egan   8 November [1858]

Summary

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 Walter Elliot   12 December [1858]

Summary

Thanks WE for an oriental treatise on pigeons, a paper on poultry, and specimens.

Asks about stripes on shoulders and legs of horses and donkeys.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Walter Elliot
Date:  12 Dec [1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.162)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2380

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To W. B. Tegetmeier   27 [November 1858]

Summary

"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 J. D. Hooker   23 [June 1858]

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Etty [Henrietta Darwin] very ill with diphtheria.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 [June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 238
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2290

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  • Darwin, C. R. Hooker, J. D. …
  • C.  Darwin For Dipterithes it was a mild attack; there was no actual choking, but immense discharge & much pain & inability to speak or swallow & very weak & rapid pulse, with a fearful tongue. — —The D r . …

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 Charles Cardale Babington   22 February [1858]

Summary

CD and J. D. Hooker have differed on the following question and agreed to ask several botanists: would a good botanist describing a local flora record varieties as readily in large as in small genera?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Cardale Babington
Date:  22 Feb [1858]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library Add 8182
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2220

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To C. C. Babington   4 March [1858]

Summary

Notes views of Hooker and George Bentham on monotypic forms.

Has tabulated several floras and finds that large genera show preponderance in numbers of varieties. Now sees his results are quite worthless.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Cardale Babington
Date:  4 Mar [1858]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library Add 8182
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2233

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To the Secretary, Royal Society   22 March 1858

Summary

Recommends Leonard Horner’s "Account of some recent researches near Cairo" for publication in Philosophical Transactions [R. Soc. Lond. 148 (1858): 53–9]. Believes all the details and sections should be published in full because of importance of investigations leading to the conclusion that man has existed in Egypt for over 13000 years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Secretary, Royal Society
Date:  22 Mar 1858
Classmark:  The Royal Society (RR3: 147)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2244

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  • Darwin, C. R. Secretary, Royal Society …

To J. D. Hooker   18 [May 1858]

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Arrangements for JDH to visit Down for weekend.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 [May 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 233
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2275

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To W. B. Tegetmeier   5 June [1858]

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Hopes to begin pigeon MS in a week.

Has lately been working on bees’ cells and wishes very much to examine a cylindrical one.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  5 June [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Tegetmeier, W. B. ser.2: 34)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2280

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To W. D. Fox   2 July [1858]

Summary

Baby [Charles Waring Darwin] died of scarlet fever on 28 June. "Fear has almost driven away grief."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  2 July [1858]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 116)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2300

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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 Frederick Smith   [before 9 March 1858]

Summary

Four queries regarding the habits of bees and ants with answers by FS interlined between each query.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Smith
Date:  [before 9 Mar 1858]
Classmark:  DAR Pamphlet collection (bound with Smith, Frederick (a) 1854)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2235A

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

To W. D. Fox   22 February [1858]

Summary

Thanks for Hewitson [British oology].

Has found more variability in birds’ nests than he expected.

Interested in WDF’s note about turkey terrified by a frog [see Natural selection, p. 488 n.].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  22 Feb [1858]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 111)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2219

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

To Charles Lyell   [25 June 1858]

Summary

Everything in Wallace’s sketch also appears in CD’s sketch of 1844. A year ago CD sent a short sketch of his views to Asa Gray. Can CD honourably publish his sketch now that Wallace has sent outline of his views? "I would far rather burn my whole book than that he or any man shd. think that I had behaved in a paltry spirit." Does not believe Wallace originated his views from anything CD wrote to him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [25 June 1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.153)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2294

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To W. D. Fox   24 June [1858]

Summary

Gives his opinion of the charges against E. W. Lane.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  24 June [1858]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 114)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2293

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  • Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • r . Lane innocent & that it is a most cruel case. — —I fear it will ruin him. I never heard a sensual expression from him. — I am writing this under much hurry, (but I will not miss a post) as poor dear Etty has been most seriously ill with an attack very like Diptheria; but thank God after much suffering is recovering; but last night our Baby commenced with Fever of some kind. Yours affectionately | C.  Darwin

From Andrew Crombie Ramsay   29 December 1858

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Responds to CD’s queries about the thickness of various geological formations. [See Origin, p. 284.]

Author:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Dec 1858
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 398
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2387

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To W. B. Tegetmeier   17 [October 1858]

Summary

Has read WBT’s interesting communication on bees’ cells [Athenæum 16 Oct 1858]. Would like to see his excavated cells.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  17 [Oct 1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Tegetmeier, W. B. ser.1: 9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2344

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To J. D. Hooker   29 [October 1858]

Summary

Memorial concerning British Museum collection. CD opposes removing the natural history collection of the British Museum to Kensington.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 [Oct 1858]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 246)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2349

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