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To ?   24 August [1861–8]

Summary

Thanks correspondent for a remarkable instance of inheritance [not specified].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  24 Aug [1861-8]
Classmark:  Wellcome Library (Wellcome MS.7781/28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13880

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To John Lubbock   10 August [1861]

Summary

With some hesitation CD’s solicitor advises acceptance of partnership offered to William.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  10 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 46 (EH 88206490)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3229

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To John Lubbock   [2 August 1861]

Summary

Asks JL’s advice about details of William’s proposed banking partnership. CD’s solicitor is suspicious of Atherley’s long-term intentions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [2 Aug 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 50 (EH 88206494)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3225

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  • Darwin, C. R. Lubbock, John …
  • C.  Darwin Pray, I beg you, not trouble yourself to write to me, I shall hear from M r

To Charles Lyell   13 [August 1861]

Summary

Thanks CL for orchids acquired from a collector.

Discusses role of Providence in variation. Does CL honestly think it applies to variations in domestication? If not ordained there, sees no reason for it in nature either.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  13 [Aug 1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.260)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3230

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To Williams & Norgate   25 August [1861]

Summary

Instructions to a book seller.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  25 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3235F

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  • Darwin, C. R. Williams & Norgate …

To John Lubbock   14 August [1861]

Summary

JL is thinking of moving to Brighton.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  14 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 47 (EH 88206491)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3233

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To Neil Arnott   29 August [1861]

Summary

Found NA’s A survey of human progress [1861] on his return home after two months’ absence. Is glad to see NA kept his intention of publishing on this subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Neil Arnott
Date:  29 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  Remember When Antiquities (Catalogue 28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3237F

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To George Maw   31 August [1861]

Summary

Would welcome any facts on correlation, or GM’s criticisms. Explains how natural selection could produce apparent correlation of characters, but feels GM’s Pelargonium example must arise from the leaves and petals being similarly affected at an early stage by an unknown cause.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Maw
Date:  31 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library (MAW/1/7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3239

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To Charles Lyell   6 August [1861]

Summary

Bentham has sent a damaged spurless Orchis pyramidalis; asks CL to send another. Fears they are irregular monsters. [See Orchids, pp. 47–8.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  6 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham letters: 698)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3227

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To John Lubbock   9 August [1861]

Summary

JL’s kindness has laid William and himself "under an enduring obligation". One clause in the partnership agreement seems harsh but will probably never signify.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  9 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 48 (EH 88206492)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3228

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From Asa Gray   [27 and 29 August] and 2 September [1861]

Summary

Gives some observations on the sensitivity of Drosera species and comments on cases of "dioecio-dimorphism".

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 and 29 Aug 1861 and 2 Sept 1861
Classmark:  DAR 110 (ser. 2): 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3242

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From George Maw   27 August [1861]

Summary

Thanks CD for his letter about GM’s review of the Origin.

Sends instances of correlative organisation and functions which he finds difficult to believe could have accumulated by gradual modifications.

[Letter erroneously dated 1862 by GM.]

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 11–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3236

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  • … Maw, George Darwin, C. R. …
  • Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 26 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–. 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 W. B. Tegetmeier   29 August [1861]

Summary

Asks for return of his MS [unspecified].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  29 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  Victoria and Albert Museum (Baillie collection, MSL/1959/3736/16, Pressmark 86.QQ.1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3237

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To John Lubbock   1 [and 2] August [1861]

Summary

Has visited T. V. Wollaston, who is working hard but lives too solitary a life.

There are further legal complications with William Darwin’s partnership and CD’s solicitor wants to call on JL.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  1 and 2 Aug 1861
Classmark:  DAR 263: 49 (EH 88206493)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3224

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  • Darwin, C. R. Lubbock, John …
  • C.  Darwin P.S. | I grieve to say that since above was written I have had a long letter from M r

To A. G. More   13 August 1861

Summary

Has found hundreds of Spiranthes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  13 Aug 1861
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3232

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To J. D. Hooker   [11 August 1861]

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Summary

Has found function of rostellum: modified stigma guarantees attachment of pollinia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [11 Aug 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: : 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3226

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To J. D. Hooker   13 [August 1861]

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Summary

Personal regards.

William Darwin will make a botanist.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 [Aug 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3231

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From the University of Breslau   4 August 1861

Summary

CD awarded honorary doctorate of medicine and surgery by the University of Breslau. [See 3194a.]

Author:  University of Breslau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug 1861
Classmark:  DAR 230: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3226A

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  • … University of Breslau Darwin, C. R. …

To J. D. Hooker   30 August [1861]

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Orchid anatomy. Requests Lindley’s work on orchids [The genera and species of orchidaceous plants (1830–40)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3238

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To John Obadiah Westwood   15 August [1861]

Summary

As a general rule CD thinks it best to deposit specimens in the British Museum, and "bitterly regrets" he did not send all his specimens there. Nevertheless he agrees to sending his crustaceans to the Oxford Museum.

CD is at work on Orchids. He would be greatly obliged if JOW could send him specimens of pollen-masses attached to head or base of proboscis of moths.

Asks for reference to Morren’s paper that JOW mentioned before [see 2862].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Obadiah Westwood
Date:  15 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum (Hope Entomological collections)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3234

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