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To W. E. Darwin   [1861–82]

Summary

Last page of a letter with a five-line P.S. concerning pen-holders.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [1861–82]
Classmark:  Famous Notables (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13864F

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To [?]   [after 1860?]

Summary

Sends photograph in case recipient collects them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1861–82?]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealer) (catalogue 681 28 and 29 June 2005)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3052F

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To Williams and Norgate   [1861]

Summary

Requests Natural History Review for 1861 until further notice.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  [1861]
Classmark:  Uppsala University Library: Manuscripts and Music (Waller Ms alb-67:134)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3040F

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  • Darwin, C. R. Williams & Norgate …

To William Erasmus Darwin   [24 January 1861]

Summary

Writes of Henrietta’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [24 Jan 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3051

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  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • r Williams who has been just here, considers her better. She eats absolutely nothing. — I hope that your journey was prosperous & that you will, my dearest old fellow, enjoy yourself. — We shall be glad of a note. Your affect | C.  Darwin

To Richard Kippist   7 January [1861]

Summary

Orders journal volume [Mémoires présentées par divers savans à l’Académie des Sciences 4] from librarian.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Librarian
Date:  7 Jan [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3044

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  • Darwin, C. R. Librarian …
  • R.  des Sciences: Paris. — Tom. IV. I hope to call for it myself; if I fail I will send Carrier for it on Thursday. — Yours very faithfully | C.  Darwin

To Dorothy Nevill   [1861–82]

Summary

[Valediction and signature only.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  [1861–82]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9791

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To Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire   12 January [1860]

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Very pleased with IGStH’s approval [of Origin]. Will be proud to place IGStH’s Résumé des lecons sur la question de l’espèce (I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1851) alongside his other works in his library.

Grateful for his offer to look over the difficult passages in Origin for a translator.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
Date:  12 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  Archives de l’Académie des sciences, Paris (63 J Fonds Gabriel Bertrand)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2649F

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  • Darwin, C. R. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Isidore …

To Daniel Oliver   22 January [1861]

Summary

Thanks for mentioning J. G. Kurr on nectaries [Untersuchungen über die Bedeutung der Nektarien in den Blumen (1833)]. Requests observations on flowers with curved pistils. Finds they curve toward nectary, thus lying in path of insect.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  22 Jan [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 5 (EH 88205989)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2661

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To William Walmisley Baxter?   22 January 1861

Summary

Orders one pint of tincture of henbane.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  22 Jan 1861
Classmark:  Auckland Public Library (MS 29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3049

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To Asa Gray   23 [January 1861]

Summary

Is glad AG will publish [pamphlet of his reviews of Origin]. Insists on bearing the costs. Encloses list of institutions and individuals to whom he would send copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  23 [Jan 1861]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3050

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  • Darwin, C. R. Gray, Asa …
  • Darwin For Reviews Private Annals of N.  Hist S.  P.  Woodward Bunbury Edin. New Phil. Jr H.  C.  Watson. R.   …

From Charles and Emma Darwin to W. E. Darwin   [13 January 1861]

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Two letters for WED at E. A. Darwin's. G. H. Darwin has been to dentist. Please collect and pay for GHD’s skates.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [13 Jan 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3046F

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

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [before 5 January 1861]

Summary

Describes how adhesive bladders enable the achenia of Pumilio argyrolepsis to attach themselves to the soil. James Drummond sent seeds to CD with a memorandum on the achenia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 5 Jan 1861]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, 5 January 1861, pp. 4–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3042

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  • Darwin, C. R. Gardeners’ Chronicle …

From Jeffries Wyman   8 January [1861]

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Responds to CD’s inquiries about rattlesnake.

Author:  Jeffries Wyman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 89: 18–21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3045

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  • … Wyman, Jeffries Darwin, C. R. …
  • Darwin. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. 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 William Darwin Fox   9 January [1861]

Summary

Thanks WDF for an inkstand that keeps ink from getting muddy.

Asks if WDF can verify truth of a statement that white sows carry their young for a longer or shorter time (CD forgets which) than other colours. Presumes it is false, "but many odd peculiarities are correlated with colour".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  9 Jan [1861]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 126)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3046

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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. …

From William Duppa Crotch   25 January 1861

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Physiological changes in Shetland ponies and seagulls resulting from change in diet.

Reports on the discovery of eyeless beetles in cellar [i.e., not caves]. How did they get there, and whence?

Author:  William Duppa Crotch
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Jan 1861
Classmark:  DAR 47: 173–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3052

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To John Murray   21 January [1861]

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Thinks third edition of Origin should advertise "additions and corrections", for the additions are important. They will add 30 pages to the book; there will also be a short historical sketch. Asks for some copies for friends.

Also curious to know how Journal of researches has sold. The new issue seemed a rash venture to him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  21 Jan [1861]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.98–99)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3048

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To Thomas Henry Huxley   3 January [1861]

Summary

Congratulates THH on first number of Natural History Review.

THH’s article on brain ["On the zoological relations of man with the lower animals", Nat. Hist. Rev. (1861): 67–84] completely smashes Owen.

Owen’s Leeds address [Rep. BAAS (1858): xlix–cx].

In his historical sketch of opinion on species CD has picked out some sentences [by Owen] with which he will take some revenge. CD is not bold enough to come to an open quarrel.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  3 Jan [1861]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 155, 372–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3041

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To Joseph Dalton Hooker   15 January [1861]

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CD’s opinion of minor critics and commentators on Origin.

H. C. Watson’s notion of genera converging is dismissed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 Jan [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115.2: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3047

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