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To Daniel Oliver   23 April [1861]

Summary

Congratulations on DO’s marriage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  23 April [1861]
Classmark:  Newcastle University Library, Special Collections (Spence Watson/Weiss Papers SW/6/3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3125F

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To W. E. Darwin   21 and 22 April [1861?]

Summary

Returns [an unspecified] enclosure referring to "a most wonderful cure".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  21 and 22 Apr 1861
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3124

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To Daniel Oliver   1 April [1861]

Summary

CD never dreamed primroses did not abound with DO; apologises for trouble and sends flowers.

Will repay DO for cost of Cypripedium and for the Dionaea, if any can be got.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  1 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.243)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3106

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To Samuel Birch   21 April [1861]

Summary

Regrets having troubled SB during his illness. His thanks for the assistance already given.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Birch
Date:  21 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  British Museum (Department of the Middle East, Correspondence, 1826–67: 1493
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3124A

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To Oswald Heer?   20 April [1861?]

Summary

Thanks for correspondent’s Untersuchungen [? Über das Klima und die Vegetationsverhältnisse des Tertiärlandes (1860)]. CD has always considered subject interesting and important.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Oswald Heer
Date:  20 Apr [1861?]
Classmark:  Catherine Barnes (dealer) (2002)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2765

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From George Rolleston   16 April 1861

Summary

Index of Origin does not refer to variability of rudimentary organs mentioned at pp. 149, 168. Offers references to Rudolf Leuckart and to Franz von Leydig to support CD’s point.

Author:  George Rolleston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Apr 1861
Classmark:  DAR 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3120

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To Daniel Oliver   4 April [1861]

Summary

Primula siberica seems to be the only non-dimorphic species. Has made over one hundred Primula crosses.

Regrets Henslow’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  4 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 29 (EH 88206012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3110

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  • Darwin, C. R. Oliver, Daniel …
  • … sincerely | C.  Darwin As P.  Siberica is apparently so exceptional, would you ask M r

To John Crawfurd   7 April 1861

Summary

Thanks JC for pamphlets.

"I do not believe in Metempsychosis nor in Genesis – & you are growing so orthodox, that you will end your days, I believe, in believing in the Tower of Babel–."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Crawfurd
Date:  7 Apr 1861
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3114

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  • Darwin, C. R. Crawfurd, John …
  • r . Crawfurd Very many thanks for your note & kind present of the two pamplets    I felt sure the one I asked about, was by you: but I did not know whether you acknowledged it. I can now refer to it as read at Oxford in 186–    I will look to Book about Indian dates. — I do not believe in metempsychosis nor in Genesis—& you are growing so orthodox, that you will end your days, I believe, in believing in the Tower of Babel— With sincere thanks | Yours very sincerely | C Darwin

To the Field   [before 27 April 1861]

Summary

Requests facts concerning the colour of the parents of true dun horses. His interest also in the colour and presence of spinal stripes of dun horses or ponies before they lose their first hair.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  The Field
Date:  [before 27 Apr 1861]
Classmark:  The Field, the Farm, the Garden, the Country Gentleman’s Newspaper 17 (1861): 358
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3128A

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To Daniel Oliver   9 April [1861]

Summary

Asks DO to identify enclosed Fumaria or Corydalis flower, with springing hood adaptation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  9 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 6 (EH 88205990)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3499

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To J. D. Hooker   4 April [1861]

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Affectionate regards to Henslow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3111

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To J. D. Hooker   11 April [1861]

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CD infers [incorrectly] from Huxley’s report that Henslow is dead.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3116

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To Samuel Birch   6 April [1861]

Summary

Requests information about Japanese and Chinese encyclopedias,

about the rarity of fowls with black feathers,

and about date of the king Thouthmosis III.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Birch
Date:  6 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  British Museum (Department of the Middle East, Correspondence 1826–67: 1493
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3113A

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To Robert Chambers   30 April [1861]

Summary

Thanks RC for "Ice and water" [in RC’s Edinburgh papers (1861)].

Comments on problem of scientific accuracy.

Discusses views of Thomas Davidson on the genealogy of brachiopods.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Chambers
Date:  30 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 258
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3130

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From John Innes   [before 6 April 1861]

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Summary

A bee’s sting always remains behind.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 6 Apr 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 48: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3074

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To J. D. Hooker   14 [April 1861]

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CD misunderstood Huxley: Henslow is not dead.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 [Apr 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3119

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To Charles Lyell   12 April [1861]

Summary

Discusses progress of CL’s work [on Antiquity of man (1863)].

CD had not thought of subsidence in connection with "roads" of Glen Roy.

Discusses habits of ants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  12 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.244)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3117

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To Thomas Davidson   26 April 1861

Summary

Asks TWD to carry out research on brachiopods to see whether the forms in one formation are intermediate between those above and below.

Describes unpublished study of spirifers by J. W. Salter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Davidson
Date:  26 Apr 1861
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3128

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To J. D. Hooker   23 [April 1861]

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Offers to go to Henslow despite his own poor health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 [Apr 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3125

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From P. L. Sclater   17 April 1861

Summary

Corrects CD’s statement [Origin, 3d ed.] that Madeira does not possess one peculiar bird. There is one, out of the 99.

Author:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Apr 1861
Classmark:  DAR 205.3 (Letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3121

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