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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. E. Darwin   [26 May 1858]

Summary

Has come to heavy grief about bees’ cells, unless Huber is wrong [François Huber, New observations on the natural history of bees, new ed. (1841)].

Discusses cart-horses and stripes on a Belgiman [Belgian?].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [26 May 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2266

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To W. E. Darwin   [30 October 1858]

Summary

Glad WED has begun under George Henslow in the way that he has. CD wishes he had had such practice under J. S. Henslow.

Has had luck in his search for striped horses.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [30 Oct 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A29–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2350

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To William Erasmus Darwin   11 [February 1858]

Summary

Writes of domestic matters

and asks WED to observe cart-horses for traces of dark stripes on spine and cross-stripes on shoulder.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  11 [Feb 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2215

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  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • r Wilson’s, I shall like to hear how you get on with Mathematicks & Classics. My dear old fellow | Yours affect | C.  Darwin
  • 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 W. E. Darwin   [20 June 1858]

Summary

Relates domestic affairs.

Thinks his bees’ cell theory will hold good.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [20 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2267

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To Emma Darwin   [25 April 1858]

Summary

Concerned about ED’s headaches, CD writes an affectionate letter.

Believes he has found a rare slave-making species of ant.

Is reading novels: Beneath the surface and Three chances.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [25 Apr 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2413

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  • Darwin, C. R. Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma …

To Trenham Reeks?   13 August [1858]

Summary

Has been asked to set a price on slate relief slabs [see 2236]. Would appreciate advice from correspondent as he would like to buy pictures with the money.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Trenham Reeks
Date:  13 Aug [1858]
Classmark:  British Geological Survey Archives (GSM 1/501)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2323

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To George Bentham   15 October [1858]

Summary

At Hooker’s request, sends his copy of Gärtner [Bastarderzeugung (1849)], "shamefully scribbled over".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  15 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham letters: 686)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2342

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To Skeffington Poole   20 October [1858]

Summary

Asks about Kattywar (Kathiawari) horses in India.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Skeffington Poole
Date:  20 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  Ronald Levine, Modern 1st Editions
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2346F

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  • Darwin, C. R. Poole, Skeffington …

From J. Burningham   [10 September 1858?]

Summary

Reports his observations on an ants’ nest.

Author:  James Burningham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [10 Sept 1858?]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 186 (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4891

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To John Stevens Henslow   25 January [1858]

Summary

Mrs Henslow’s death stirs reminiscences of happier days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  25 Jan [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A50–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2207

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From Edward Blyth   22 February 1858

Summary

Gives some observations on birds; has forwarded a box of specimens.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Feb 1858
Classmark:  DAR 160: 202
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2221

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  • … Blyth, Edward 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 Henry Coe   18 September 1858

Summary

Cannot explain impurity of his alleged pure lines.

Author:  Henry Coe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Sept 1858
Classmark:  DAR 161: 194
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2326

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  • … Coe, Henry Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Your humble Servant | Henry Coe C.  Darwin. Esq r . double scored pencil Top of first …

To W. E. Darwin   14 [May 1858]

Summary

Relates events at home;

hopes WED gets the scholarship.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  14 [May 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2273

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To W. E. Darwin   15 [October 1858]

Summary

Writes to WED about his living arrangements at Christ’s College; reminisces about his own Cambridge days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  15 [Oct 1858]
Classmark:  Provenance unknown
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2341

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To A. A. Gould   6 April [1858]

Summary

Thanks AAG for procuring an authoritative answer from T. M. Brewer on the habits of the [American] cuckoo. Surprised William Yarrell erred so much.

Wishes AAG had time to give an account of Japanese shells, which would be interesting from the geographical point of view.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Augustus Addison Gould
Date:  6 Apr [1858]
Classmark:  Lehigh University Libraries Special Collections (Honeyman Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2448

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To Hugh Falconer   15 October [1858]

Summary

Cannot come to London until Tuesday. Arriving about 11: 15.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  15 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4636

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To George Bentham   27 January [1858]

Summary

Asks GB to vote for "a distant connexion of mine" at Athenaeum, and to mention this to Hooker.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  27 Jan [1858]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Bentham, George letters: 676
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13778

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To Trenham Reeks?   10 March [1858]

Summary

Asks whether correspondent can assist in determining value of slate slabs with relief figures executed for Josiah Wedgwood [I].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Trenham Reeks
Date:  10 Mar [1858]
Classmark:  British Geological Survey Archives (GSM 1/501)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2236

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To Richard Kippist    10 March [1858]

Summary

In great want of two books, which he had borrowed previously: Boreau Flora du Centre de la France and A. E. Fürnrohr, Naturhistorische Topographie von Regensburg, Bd 2 Flora Ratisbonensis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Kippist
Date:  10 Mar [1858]
Classmark:  James Cummins, Bookseller (dealer) (15 November 2012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2238

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