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From Emma Darwin   [June 1861]

Summary

Describes her compassion for all his sufferings and writes of her wish that his gratitude could be offered to heaven as well as to herself. To her, the only relief is to try to believe that suffering and illness are from God’s hand "to help us to exalt our minds & to look forward with hope to a future state".

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [June 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3169

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

To ?   2 June [1861–8]

Summary

Thanks for note; sends photograph taken by one of his sons.

His continued ill-health has prevented him making the acquaintance of many.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  2 June [1861-8]
Classmark:  Bonhams New York (dealers) (4 December 2019, lot 19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3174F

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To ?   11 June [1861–8]

Summary

CD regrets he has to turn down an invitation because of his ill health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  11 June [1861-8]
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3179F

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To ?   20 June [1861–8]

Summary

Sends a copy of the paper [with A. R. Wallace, "On the tendency of species to form varieties" (1858), Collected papers 2: 3–19] about which his correspondent asked; CD’s parts were written years ago and not intended for publication; he gave permission for publication of the extracts. Wallace’s paper seems to him excellent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  20 June [1861-8]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13879

Matches: 1 hit

To W. E. Darwin   1 [June 1861]

Summary

Writes about dealings through John Lubbock regarding [a banking partnership for] WED.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  1 [June 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3171

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • … William | Your affect. — | C.  Darwin —May 30 1861 My dear M r . Lubbock— Many thanks for …

To John Lubbock   6 June [1861]

Summary

Arrangements for a meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  6 June [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.7: 3 (EH 88205928)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3177

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  • Darwin, C. R. Lubbock, John …
  • r . A.  to say so; he will receive letter tomorrow morning. — Yours most sincerely | C.  Darwin

To Edward Walford   13 June [1861]

Summary

Sends "the dates of the principal events of my Life" requested by EW [for use in his Men of the time (1862)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Walford
Date:  13 June [1861]
Classmark:  Ralph Colp Jr (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3181

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To John Lubbock   [8 June 1861]

Summary

Asks to meet JL for a final talk about the banking partnership for William Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [8 June 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.7: 2 (EH 88205927)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3179

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To Hugh Falconer   [24 June 1861]

Summary

Thanks HF for offer of valuable specimen, but CD has no aquarium. Suggests the Zoological Society would be the best place for it.

Will keep HF’s note among a very few precious letters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  [24 June 1861]
Classmark:  LL 2: 375
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3196

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To John Lubbock   1 June [1861]

Summary

William Darwin can go to Southampton any time should the banking proposition come to anything. CD is sure he would work hard.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  1 June [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 42 (EH 88206486)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3172

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  • Darwin, C. R. Lubbock, John …
  • r Atherley’s name to anyone, not even to my son William, until the affair has progressed Dear Lubbock | Ever yours truly | C.  Darwin

To W. E. Darwin   6 [June 1861]

Summary

Writes regarding the possibility of banking partnership for WED; second note arranges a meeting between the involved parties in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  6 [June 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3178

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From B. P. Brent   15 June 1861

Summary

On his father’s crossing experiments with cacti, in which hybrids were found quite fertile.

On his breeding of guinea-pigs.

Sends Miss E. Watts’s message about crested fowls and Brahmas.

Author:  Bernard Peirce Brent
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 June 1861
Classmark:  DAR 160.2: 300
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3184

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  • … Brent, B. P. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Sir | Your’s sincerly | B P Brent To C Darwin Esq r . 0.3 Dear … times— 1.4] crossed red …

To the Field   [before 15 June 1861]

Summary

His thanks to "Eques" of Argyllshire for his remarkable information on the inheritance of colour in horses. Acknowledges the difficulty of defining dun. Requests further information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  The Field
Date:  [before 15 June 1861]
Classmark:  The Field, the Farm, the Garden, the Country Gentleman’s Newspaper 17 (1861): 521
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3182A

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From Hugh Falconer   23 June 1861

Summary

Offers CD a live Proteus anguinus from Adelsberg cave. In his hands it will have a fair chance of developing into "some type of Columbidae (say a pouter or tumbler)".

The Origin is universally praised in Italy and Germany, even by those who disagree with it.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 June 1861
Classmark:  DAR 99: 3–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3194

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To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [before 15 June 1861]

Summary

Reports his experiment with fertilising the large periwinkle (Vinca major), which he had never known to produce seed. He found that the pollen could not reach the stigma without the aid of insects, which in England never visit the flower. CD produced seeds by inserting a fine bristle, like the proboscis of a moth. Asks readers to repeat this experiment with other species that do not habitually seed and to report the result.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 15 June 1861]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, 15 June 1861, p. 552
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3182

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  • Darwin, C. R. Gardeners’ Chronicle …

To Henry Bence Jones   23 June [1861]

Summary

Noting that he is not an M.D., he would be much gratified should the University of Breslau think fit to honour him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Bence Jones
Date:  23 June [1861]
Classmark:  Walter R. Benjamin Autographs (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3194A

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  • Darwin, C. R. Bence Jones, Henry …

To Frederick Smith   19 June [1861]

Summary

Discusses pollen-masses found on various insects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Smith
Date:  19 June [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.255)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3189

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Smith, Frederick (a) …
  • r Walker. With many thanks for your interesting note, | pray believe me | Yours very sincerely | C.  Darwin

To George Gordon   17 June [1861]

Summary

Asks whether GG can help CD get specimens of Corallorhiza.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Gordon
Date:  17 June [1861]
Classmark:  Elgin Museum (Gordon Archive 61.7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3185

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  • Darwin, C. R. Gordon, George (b) …

To George Bentham   17 June [1861]

Summary

Asks for specimen of Orchis pyramidalis for his work on insect fertilisation of orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  17 June [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham letters: 697)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3186

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From Robert Colgate   25 June 1861

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Summary

Notes observations on the spread of bees in New Zealand and their importance as pollinators of clover and other introduced plants.

Author:  Robert Colgate
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 June 1861
Classmark:  DAR 76 (ser. 2): 171–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3197

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