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From George Robert Waterhouse   [February 1860]

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It is not true that all the fossil cave bears are of the same species.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Feb 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 47: 152
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2674

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Waterhouse, G. R. 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 ?   28 December [1860]

Summary

Asks whether, during the past year, Richard Owen’s edition of John Hunter’s new work has been published [Memoranda on vegetation (Hunter 1860), or Essays and observations on natural history, anatomy, physiology, psychology, and geology (Hunter 1861)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  28 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  Donald R. Markey (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3035F

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   [1860 or later]

Summary

Is "almost certain" plant is Menispermum canadense.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1860 or later]
Classmark:  Glenbow Museum
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13875

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   19 March [1860–1?]

Summary

Recommends papers on Styrian Cave insects and American cave animals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  19 Mar [1860–1]
Classmark:  King’s College London Archives (GB 0100 TH/PP MISC)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13770G

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   [1860 or later?]

Summary

CD’s health remains bad and as he grows older he becomes weaker.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1860 or later]
Classmark:  Wellcome Library (MS.7781/34)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13876

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   [1860 or later]

Summary

Asserts that if his views [in the Origin] are in the main right, palaeontology does not give a fair picture of the forms that have peopled the earth, and [fossil] collections are a mere chance gathering of a few forms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1860 or later]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2625

Matches: 1 hit

From R. S. Skirving   [1860?]

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Pigeons in Egypt alight on trees rather than on the mud hovels of the natives [see Variation 1: 181].

[Two fragments glued to 2196.]

Author:  Robert Scot Skirving
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1860?]
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 250b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2197

Matches: 1 hit

From E. A. Darwin   12 November [1860–8]

Summary

Sends the tithes.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov [1860-8]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4340

Matches: 1 hit

To a bookseller   9 April [1860]

Summary

Orders a copy of Matthew 1831 from a bookseller.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bookseller.
Date:  9 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  Uppsala University Library: Manuscripts and Music (Waller MS alb-54:068)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2753F

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Bookseller. …
  • r Pat. Matthew’s work on “Naval Timber & Arboriculture” 1831. Adam Black Edinburgh & Longman London. — Dear Sir, | Yours faithfully | C.  Darwin

To John Higgins   19 November 1860

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £244 15s. 11d.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  19 Nov 1860
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2988F

Matches: 1 hit

To Octavian Blewitt   27 March [1860]

Summary

Declines the honour of acting as Steward at the Annual Dinner of the Royal Literary Fund.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Octavian Blewitt
Date:  27 Mar [1860]
Classmark:  British Library (Loan 96: RLF 4/15 1860 file 3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2733F

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To Williams & Norgate   18 May [1860]

Summary

Requests a copy of Unger 1852 (Versuch einer Geschichte der Pflanzenwelt; an attempt at a history of the vegetable kingdom).

Requests a copy of the issue of British and Foreign Medical Review which contains a review of Origin, if it is a different publication from British and Foreign Medical and Chirurgical Review

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  18 May [1860]
Classmark:  Lanier family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2810F

Matches: 1 hit

  • Darwin, C. R. Williams & Norgate …

From John Higgins   19 June 1860

Summary

Sends a plan of the Anwick Estate: will value it on Saturday next (23 June 1860).

Will purchase it for CD at the auction on 25 June if he can secure favourable terms.

Author:  John Higgins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 June 1860
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/3/5, HIG/4/2/3/6, HIG/4/2/3/14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2836F

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From John Higgins   16 June 1860

Summary

Has not received any replies from the parties.

Either he or his son will value the property after JH’s return to Alford.

Author:  John Higgins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 June 1860
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/3/7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2837F

Matches: 1 hit

To John Higgins   22 June 1860

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £244 5s. 11d. for half-year rents less deductions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  22 June 1860
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2840F

Matches: 1 hit

To John Hawkshaw?   1 January [1860]

Summary

Returning Thomas George Bonney’s certificate, which it was a pleasure to sign.

Delighted that JH is interested in his book [Origin?]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Hawkshaw
Date:  1 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 139), Geological Society of London (Membership certificates, 1860, p. 116)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2633F

Matches: 1 hit

To a Bookseller   4 March [1860]

Summary

Orders J. B. Jukes’s Student’s manual of geology [1857] and Macmillan’s Magazine (Dec 1859).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bookseller.
Date:  4 Mar [1860]
Classmark:  The Morgan Library and Museum
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2721

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Bookseller. …
  • r 2, for December 1859 published at Cambridge & 23. Henrietta Str. Yours faithfully | C.  Darwin

To a bookseller   6 September [1860]

Summary

Asks that Fraser’s Magazine for July or the review from it on Origin (Hopkins 1860) be sent to Asa Gray.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bookseller.
Date:  6 Sept [1860]
Classmark:  Bernard Quaritch (dealers) 2003
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2906F

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   25 [April 1860?]

Summary

August Laugel has sent him a copy of his review [of Origin] in Revue des Deux-Mondes [26 (1860): 644–71].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  25 [Apr 1860?]
Classmark:  Quaritch (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2768

Matches: 1 hit

From Alfred Russel Wallace   [December? 1860]

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Gives an extract from L. von Buch on the flora of the Canaries [Physikalische Beschreibung der Canarische Inseln (1825)].

Natural selection does not explain why animals of different groups in the same place often resemble each other.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Dec? 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 45: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2627

Matches: 1 hit

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