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To Williams and Norgate   16 February [1861]

Summary

Wishing to purchase a copy of Ferguson’s illustrated series of rare and prize poultry, including comprehensive essays upon all classes of domestic fowl (Ferguson 1854).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  16 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  RR Auction (dealers) (14 June 2018, Lot 30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3062F

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  • Darwin, C. R. Williams & Norgate …

To William Erasmus Darwin   17 February [1861]

Summary

Sends cheque.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  17 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  Duke University, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Sir Anthony Musgrave Papers (RL.11684): Lady Jeanie Lucinda Musgrave (Field) Scrapbook)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2415

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  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • r 17 th My dear W m I send off cheque without the delay of a Post, which is just starting Yours affecty | C.  Darwin

To Frederick Temple   [c. 28 February 1861]

Summary

Regret that the Archbishop of Canterbury and other English Bishops have severely censured Essays and Reviews [1860]. Believe "such enquiries conducted in a spirit so earnest and reverential … must tend to elicit truth, and to foster a spirit of sound religion". [Signed by CD, numerous men of science, and others.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Temple
Date:  [c. 28 Feb 1861]
Classmark:  H. G. Hutchinson 1914, 1: 57–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2628

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To Leonard Horner   14 February [1861]

Summary

Variations in nature arise from unknown causes, accidentally or spontaneously, and are preserved by natural selection if beneficial.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Horner
Date:  14 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3062

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  • Darwin, C. R. Horner, Leonard …
  • … I make myself clear. — Believe me | My dear M r Horner | Yours very sincerely | C.  Darwin

To Richard Kippist   27 [February or March 1861?]

Summary

Requests a number of books to be sent by the carrier on Thursday morning.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Kippist
Date:  27 [Feb or Mar] 1861
Classmark:  Morristown National Historical Park (Lloyd W. Smith MS 697)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3889A

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  • Darwin, C. R. Kippist, Richard …
  • … de Phys: Vol.  2. but I know M r Sclater had it out. — Yours sincerely | C.  Darwin

To Thomas Salt   17 February [1861]

Summary

Thanks for information about Major Owen’s mortgage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Salt
Date:  17 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  Rachel Salt (private collection); sold by Spink’s (dealers), July 2018
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3063F

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To Richard Kippist   13 February [1861?]

Summary

Gives notice of returning books by a carrier and thanks for assistance.

Asks whether Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville’s Ostéographie (1839–64) includes rabbits or hares.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Kippist
Date:  13 Feb [1861?]
Classmark:  James Lowe Autographs Ltd (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3061A

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To Thomas Salt   9 February [1861]

Summary

Asks for advice about the mortgage to Major Owen for £20,000.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Salt
Date:  9 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  Rachel Salt (private collection); sold by Spink’s (dealers), July 2018
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3061F

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To Archibald Geikie   27 February [1861]

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Summary

CD expresses his gratification that a geologist of AG’s standing and influence subscribes to the idea of the mutability of species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Archibald Geikie
Date:  27 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3073F

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To Andrew Murray   23 February [1861]

Summary

Sends pamphlet by Asa Gray [Natural selection not inconsistent with natural theology (1861)]. Hopes AM may get it noticed in any natural history periodical in Edinburgh.

Will send AM a corrected [3d] edition of Origin. AM will find little alteration in the parts he attacked, which, to the best of CD’s judgment, did not seem to require correction. Assures AM that he does not send his new edition out of bravado.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Andrew Dickson (Andrew) Murray
Date:  23 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  R. D. Pyrah
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3068

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  • Darwin, C. R. Murray, Andrew …
  • r Crotch who has lately been in Berlin, that he saw the Anophthalmus Raymondi which had been taken in the cellars of a very ancient deserted monastery, near Toulon. I wish I knew whether the account has been published; it is very curious if true. Pray believe me | My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | C.  Darwin

From Francis Walker   1 February 1861

Summary

Identifies two dipterous species of parasites [chalcidites].

Was not able to attend to the aphids last year, but will make use of CD’s suggestions and "study as much as I can the inquiry as to species".

Author:  Francis Walker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1861
Classmark:  DAR 46.2 (ser. 3): 54–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3053

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  • … Walker, Francis Darwin, C. R. …
  • Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 26 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Fallén, Carl Frederik. 1814–27. Diptera Sveciæ. 2 vols. in 1. Lund. 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 Tyndall   23 February [1861]

Summary

Sends correspondence between Dr Erasmus Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood I [of Etruria] on glaciers.

Also a pamphlet [Asa Gray, Natural selection not inconsistent with natural theology (1861)] containing "the best account" of the Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  23 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 3 (EH 88205941)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3067

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To John Lubbock   [before 5 February 1861]

Summary

Comments on JL’s paper ["Notes on the generative organs, and on the formation of the egg in the Annulosa", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 11 (1860–2): 117–24].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [before 5 Feb 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 40c (EH 88206451)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3038

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To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [before 9 February 1861]

Summary

Discusses the possible explanation of why fly-orchid plants in a correspondent’s garden had no pollen-masses removed while Orchis maculata had all of its pollen-masses removed. CD points out that different orchids are fertilised by different insects. The insects needed to fertilise the fly-orchid may not have inhabited the site of the correspondent’s garden.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 9 Feb 1861]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, 9 February 1861, p. 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3061

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  • Darwin, C. R. Gardeners’ Chronicle …

To James Lamont   25 February [1861]

Summary

Comments on JL’s Seasons with sea-horses [1861]. Thinks JL bold to defend his bear–whale illustration.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Lamont
Date:  25 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3071

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To Daniel Oliver   26 February [1861]

Summary

Praise for DO’s paper on Hamamelidaceae ["On Sycopis", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 23 (1862): 83–9, read 15 Mar 1860]. Everything points to its being a "bankrupt" family.

Hydropathy at Malvern may take him from Drosera. Requests Dionaea and Cypripedium.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  26 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 39 (EH 88206022)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3072

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To Asa Gray   26–7 February [1861]

Summary

Believes AG’s pamphlet will do natural selection "right good service".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  26–7 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (57a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3073

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To Charles Lyell   2 February [1861]

Summary

Quotes passage from letter from Asa Gray dealing with views of Francis Bowen on heredity and Agassiz "(foolish man)" on heredity and languages.

Sent CL the Calcutta Review [with Edward Blyth’s review of Origin, 35 (1860): 64–88].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  2 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.238)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3054

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To Jeffries Wyman   3 February [1861]

Summary

Can there be any truth in account of rattlesnakes fascinating their prey? Structure of rattle complex.

Fears it will be impossible to show gradation among other snakes.

Has JW seen Robert McDonnell’s article on electrical organ in skate ["On an organ in the skate", Nat. Hist. Rev. (1861): 57–60]?

Thanks for observations on Vespidae. Particularly values such cases of variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jeffries Wyman
Date:  3 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine (Jeffries Wyman papers H MS c12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3056

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To William Bernhard Tegetmeier   3 February [1861]

Summary

Is obliged for WBT’s "curious case". Discusses the effects of castration on development.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  3 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3055

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