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To J. S. Henslow   [before May 1861]

Summary

Valediction only.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [before 16 May 1861]
Classmark:  Denbighshire Archives (DD/PH/115)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3150F

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To John Higgins   20 May 1861

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £239 9s. 7d.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  20 May 1861
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3152F

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To ?   7 May [1861–8?]

Summary

CD is obliged for the offer, but he is "too much occupied to contribute to any periodicals".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  7 May [1861-8]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3141

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From Robert Edmond Grant   16 May 1861

Summary

[Letter printed in REG, Tabular view of the primary divisions of the animal kingdom.] Dedicates his book to CD in testimony of his admiration of CD’s successful attempt to throw light on "the mystery of mysteries of organic nature".

Author:  Robert Edmond Grant
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 May 1861
Classmark:  Grant 1861, pp. v–vi
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3150

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To ?    [before 25 May 1861]

Summary

Is obliged to Mr Bennett for information, the same relayed through Consul General Mr Crowe.

CD is interested in information that provides insight into the colour of the aboriginal horse and the possibility that the offspring of a cross between differently-coloured breeds revert to the colour of the aboriginal parent. He has examined crosses between pigeons for this purpose and would welcome any analogous facts resulting from crossing of distinct breeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [before 25 May 1861]
Classmark:  The Field, the Farm, the Garden, the Country Gentleman’s Newspaper 17 (1861): 451
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3156A

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To John Lubbock   [25 May 1861]

Summary

Discusses the possibility of a banking job for William [Darwin]; wishes to meet JL to discuss the prospects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [25 May 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 41 (EH 88206485)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3158

Matches: 1 hit

To W. E. Darwin   9 May [1861]

Summary

Discusses family and domestic matters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  9 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3145

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  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • R d . & the pony came home across country in gallant style, jumping everything & cleared the Hurdles & Hedge into the sand-walk. I have not had one game of Billiards since the Boys were here; indeed the Table has been covered with skeletons of Cocks & Hens, & has been very useful for that purpose. Mamma will not come back till next Wednesday, so I am rather dull; & I shall be all the duller when Miss Ludwig replaces Emily Thorley on Monday. — Good Bye | My dear old man | Yours affect y | C.  Darwin

To Daniel Oliver   27 May [1861]

Summary

Requests that exotic species of Vinca, which never set seed at Kew, be fertilised by pressing a fine bristle between anthers as a moth would its proboscis.

Asks that Primula farinosa be sent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  27 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 8 (EH 88205992)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3161

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  • Darwin, C. R. Oliver, Daniel …
  • r Crocker liked experiments; if so I wish he would insert fine brush, like a Bee into a few exotic Polygalas which do not naturally seed & mark flowers & see if pods swell; I suspect they require insect agency. By the way you have not sent me P.  farinosa; I daresay you have been so busy that you forgot it. — I beg & pray you not merely to acknowledge this. Yours most sincerely | C.  Darwin

To Luke Hindmarsh   3 May [1861]

Summary

Asks how many wild Chillingham cattle are killed each year. Interested in rate of increase.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Luke Hindmarsh
Date:  3 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3137

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To Luke Hindmarsh   12 May [1861]

Summary

Thanks for information about natural increase of Chillingham cattle. Compares with case in Paraguay.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Luke Hindmarsh
Date:  12 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3146

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To John Murray   8 May [1861]

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of promissory note for £372 from JM for third edition of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  8 May [1861]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42153 f. 26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3143

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To W. E. Darwin   [26 May 1861]

Summary

Discusses the opportunity for WED to become a partner in a bank.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [26 May 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3160

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • r . Wolstenholme (& tell him as much as you like) how it would be to leave Cambridge for a year, if that be possible, & if Partner would permit the scheme of year’s trial. It is a great crisis in your life. I am thankful that you are a sensible man— Your affect. Father | C.  Darwin

To W. E. Darwin   [25 May 1861]

Summary

Has heard, through Lubbock, of a gentleman who is offering a partnership in a bank.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [25 May 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3157

Matches: 1 hit

To Daniel Oliver   1 May [1861]

Summary

Thanks W. H. Fitch for drawing for the Primula paper. Death of experimental plants delays publication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  1 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 7 (EH 88205991)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3133

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To the Field   [before 4 May 1861]

Summary

Information is sought from correspondents regarding the mental powers of Polish and other tufted fowls. CD finds it hard to believe that the protuberance of the front part of the skull, which is accompanied by a change in the shape of the brain, would not produce a change in mental powers. References to Bechstein, Pallas, and Tegetmeier regarding the stupid behaviour of these birds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  The Field
Date:  [before 4 May 1861]
Classmark:  The Field, the Farm, the Garden, the Country Gentleman’s Newspaper 17 (1861): 383
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3137A

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To Thomas Campbell Eyton   3 May [1861]

Summary

Has received the shipment of skeletons of fowls. Asks TCE species name of Gungla cock. Mentions other specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Campbell Eyton
Date:  3 May [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.247)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3134

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To John Murray   3 May [1861]

Summary

Regrets the error in the bill and receipt. CD is surprised at so large a reduction in profit in the last edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  3 May [1861]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 f. 103)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3136

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To James Hunt   28 May [1861]

Summary

Thanks President and Council of Ethnological Society for his election.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Hunt
Date:  28 May [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.250)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3163

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From W. B. Tegetmeier   [28 May 1861]

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Summary

[Queries in CD’s hand answered on same pages by WBT.] Sexual selection of fowls; role of beauty in cocks.

Author:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 May 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 144
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3166

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To W. B. Tegetmeier   28 May [1861]

Summary

Has completed MS on poultry [for Variation].

Thanks for information on their courtship.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  28 May [1861]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3164

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  • Darwin, C. R. Tegetmeier, W. B. …
  • r . Baker, from whom, however, I have had no answer. I am particularly obliged for information about courtship of Fowls. It is clear that the instinct of our Hens, (from what you say about touching them) is so vitiated that one cannot judge how they would behave in a state of nature. — I have not read Du Chaillu; you are severe on him; but I fear from all that I hear & read he deserves severity. — With many thanks | Yours very sincerely | C.  Darwin
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