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From Skeffington Poole   23 October 1858

Summary

Further information about about Kattywar (Kathiawari) horses in India.

Author:  Skeffington Poole
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct 1858
Classmark:  Ronald Levine, Modern 1st Editions
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2347F

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To James Paget   19 December [1858]

Summary

Asks JP to remember him if anything occurs to him "in regard to inheritance at corresponding or rather earlier ages". Sends JP a few examples for his "Chronometry of life". CD is sure he often met with striking facts but he disregarded them. "Deviations alone would have struck me."

Effects of different climates on breeding periods.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Date:  19 Dec [1858]
Classmark:  Wellcome Library (MS 5703/28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5314

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To Asa Gray   4 April [1858]

Summary

Discusses the variation of species in large and small genera.

Thanks AG for his list of close species.

Laments the slow progress he makes with his book [Natural selection].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  4 Apr [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2252

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

From Edward Blyth   [8 January 1858]

Summary

Zebra-striped asses.

Markings of a Bengal jungle cock.

Refers to some of his own articles on birds in India.

Reports the arrival of the "glorious garrison of Lucknow". The "wonderful superiority of the European to the Asiatic" made the success of the insurrection inconceivable.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 Jan 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 98: A144–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2200

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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. …

To W. D. Fox   21 [July 1858]

Summary

After all, CD is now beginning to prepare an abstract of his species theory. Recounts the events leading to joint paper with A. R. Wallace at Linnean Society. Lyell and Hooker urge strongly that he publish a fuller abstract. It is impossible to do justice to subject in an abstract.

His sister, Marianne Parker, has died.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  21 [July 1858]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 118)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2312

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  • Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … My dear Fox | Yours most truly | C.  Darwin D r . Lane has his house full, I am glad to …

To the Chancellor of the Exchequer   18 November 1858

Summary

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 Asa Gray   21 February [1858]

Summary

Asks whether botanists tend to record varieties more carefully in large genera or small genera.

Wants information on the ranges of varieties of a species compared to the range of the species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  21 Feb [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (21)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2218

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  • Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa …
  • 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 J. D. Hooker   3 June [1858]

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Summary

CD’s receipt of diploma from Caesarea Leopoldino-Carolina Academy [Dresden].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 June [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 236
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2279

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To R. I. Murchison   24 [June 1858]

Summary

Extremely sorry for trouble he has given about his signature.

One child dangerously ill with diphtheria, another with much fever.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet
Date:  24 [June 1858]
Classmark:  Wellcome Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2292

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To W. B. Tegetmeier   4 [July 1858]

Summary

Death in family [Charles Waring Darwin]. Illness of children forces him to leave home and interrupt work on pigeons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  4 [July 1858]
Classmark:  Yale University: Beinicke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Yale Collection of American Literature: De Forest Family Papers (YCAL MSS 582) Box 2, folder 58, item 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2301

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To J. D. Hooker   [18 July 1858]

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Regards from Isle of Wight.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [18 July 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 243
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2310

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To Thomas Campbell Eyton   4 August [1858]

Summary

Has finished arranging his pigeons’ skeletons. May consult TCE on them.

CD is at work on an abstract of his conclusions on species and varieties [Origin]. His "bigger book" [Natural selection] will take two or three more years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Campbell Eyton
Date:  4 Aug [1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.156)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2319

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To [J. D. Hooker]   [before 6 October 1858]

Summary

Asks whether there are dogs in Spain like English pointers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [before 6 Oct 1858]
Classmark:  Tim Lewens (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2333F

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To T. C. Eyton   11 October [1858]

Summary

Asks about dirt clinging to feet of birds as means of seed distribution.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Campbell Eyton
Date:  11 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.159)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2338

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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 William Bernhard Tegetmeier   17 January [1858]

Summary

Has received Burmese fowls’ skins from Walter Elliot.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  17 Jan [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Tegetmeier, W. B. ser.2: 52)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2205

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To J. D. Hooker   [17 February 1858]

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General success of survey makes CD very concerned about sources of error. Wants to meet JDH for an important talk about big genera. Arranges meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [17 Feb 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 222
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2209

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To J. D. Hooker   4 [February 1858]

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Returns books by Candolle and Robert Brown.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 [Feb 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 219
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2210

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To J. D. Hooker   5 [March 1858]

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C. C. Babington agrees with JDH that botanists tend to note varieties more in large genera than in very small ones.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 [Mar 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 226
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2235

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To Asa Gray   4 July 1858

Summary

Believes that, in Dicentra, Fumaria and Corydalis, flower structures are related directly to visits from bees. Flower stigmas generally are placed in the path of bees.

Has received paper from Wallace on natural selection; has sent abstract of his notions, with Wallace’s paper, to Linnean Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  4 July 1858
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (20)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2302

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