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From Asa Gray   [before 3 April 1858]

Summary

List of close species taken from AG’s Manual of botany [1848].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 3 Apr 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2249

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From Asa Gray   21 June 1858

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Self-fertilisation in Fumariaceae.

[CD note on bees’ visiting some members of Fumariaceae.]

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 June 1858
Classmark:  DAR 76: B15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2288

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To J. S. Henslow   4 August [1858]

Summary

CD and his family have come to the seashore, driven from home by scarlet fever at Down, death [of Charles Waring Darwin], and other family illness. Sorry to miss seeing JSH.

Would be grateful to hear his objections to CD’s species speculations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  4 Aug [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A53–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2320

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To Syms Covington   18 May [1858]

Summary

CD’s health has been poor owing to hard work [on Natural selection]. He has to treat of every branch of natural history, which is beyond his strength.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Syms Covington
Date:  18 May [1858]
Classmark:  Sydney Mail, 9 August 1884, p. 255
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2276

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To Charles Lyell   18 July [1858]

Summary

Thanks for abstract of Etna paper [Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 148 (1858): 703–86]. Never expected to see Élie de Beaumont’s theory ["craters of elevation"] so completely upset. "He must have picked out favourable cases for measurement."

More than satisfied by what was done at Linnean Society [joint reading of CD’s and Wallace’s papers: "Tendency of species to form varieties", Collected papers 2: 3–19]. Intends to prepare longer abstract.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  18 July [1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.155)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2309

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To W. A. Leighton   21 November [1858]

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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]

Summary

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 John Lubbock   [August–September 1858]

Summary

Variations in the structure of Pelargonium flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [Aug–Sept 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 24 (EH 88206473)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2390

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To Skeffington Poole   13 October [1858]

Summary

Asks about Indian horses. Encloses questions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Skeffington Poole
Date:  13 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2152

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  • Darwin, C. R. Poole, Skeffington …

To W. E. Darwin   22 [September 1858]

Summary

Discusses domestic affairs.

Is working at the abstract of his book [Origin].

Asks WED to examine birds’ feet for dirt sticking to them, as this may represent a means of seed dispersal across seas.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  22 [Sept 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2328

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To Charles Lyell   26 April [1858]

Summary

Comments on letter from Georg Hartung to CL dealing with erratic boulders.

Discusses migration of plants and animals.

A letter from Thomas Thomson on heat endured by temperate plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  26 Apr [1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.151)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2262

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  • Darwin, C. R. Lyell, Charles …
  • 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 Lubbock   30 [March? 1858]

Summary

Comments and criticisms on JL’s paper [possibly: "On the development of Chloëon dimidiatum", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 24 (1863): 61–78].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  30 [Mar? 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 23 (EH 88206472)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2397

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To Asa Gray   18 November [1858]

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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 Leonard Jenyns   18 April [1858]

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Thanks LJ for his MS [of "Variation of species", Rep. BAAS 26 (1856): 101–5].

Will read it at his hydropathic establishment [Moor Park], where he is going for a rest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Date:  18 Apr [1858]
Classmark:  Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2259

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  • Darwin, C. R. Jenyns, Leonard Blomefield, Leonard …

To J. D. Hooker   16 May [1858]

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Arranges meeting with JDH at Thatched House Tavern.

Eager for JDH’s reaction to MS on large and small genera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  16 May [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 235
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2274

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To William Jackson Hooker   [30 July 1858]

Summary

Thanks WJH for an extract on seed transport by sea. [Letter sent with 2314.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Jackson Hooker
Date:  [30 July 1858]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: S. American letters 1852–8, 38: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2315

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To the Secretary, Royal Society   28 September 1858

Summary

Recommends W. B. Carpenter’s latest part of memoir on Foraminifera be published in Philosophical Transactions [R. Soc. Lond. 149 (1859): 1–41].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Secretary, Royal Society
Date:  28 Sept 1858
Classmark:  The Royal Society (RR3: 41)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2330

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

From H. C. Watson   [after 23 March 1858]

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Extracts from MS of vol. 4 of HCW’s Cybele Britannica [1847–59] showing the diversity of views on species among botanists.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 23 Mar 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 45: 16–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1808

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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. …

From Skeffington Poole   [21 October 1858]

Summary

Information about about Kattywar (Kathiawari) horses in India.

Author:  Skeffington Poole
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [21 Oct 1858]
Classmark:  Ronald Levine, Modern 1st Editions
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2346G

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  • … Poole, Skeffington Darwin, C. R. …

To Skeffington Poole   22 October [1858]

Summary

Asks supplementary questions about Kattywar (Kathiawari) horses in India.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Skeffington Poole
Date:  22 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  Ronald Levine, Modern 1st Editions
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2346H

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  • Darwin, C. R. Poole, Skeffington …
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