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To ?   8 December [1861–8]

Summary

Thanks for information on inheritance of mental peculiarities in cats.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  8 Dec [1861-8]
Classmark:  Dr Jeremy J. C. Mallinson (private collection); sold at Sotheby’s (dealers), 11 December 2017, lot 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13770J

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To John Higgins   3 December 1861

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £245 18s.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  3 Dec 1861
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3338F

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To ?   31 December [1861–8]

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"As I have never especially attended to Conchology I am sorry to say I cannot tell you the name of the enclosed shell which I now return–"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  31 Dec [1861-8]
Classmark:  J. David Archibald (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13881A

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To John Lindley   28 December [1861]

Summary

Thanks JL for information about Acropera luteola.

Also thanks for the Gongora; cannot avoid the impression it is male.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  28 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 200)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3353

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To John Lindley   15 December [1861]

Summary

Thanks JL for a flower of Bolbophyllum, a genus that puzzles him.

Recent work has convinced him a number of orchids are male. Points out that JL [in The vegetable kingdom (1846), pp. 177–8] "accidentally misquoted" R. H. Schomburgk on this point.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  15 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 198)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3344

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To John Lindley   24 December [1861]

Summary

Delayed thanking JL for two notes until he heard from Hooker about Acropera luteola; had no idea A. luteola was not a well-known name.

Cites his reasons for identifying A. loddigesii as male; hopes for a Gongora flower from Hooker which, JL suggested, may be the female.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  24 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 199)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3350

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To Daniel Oliver   7 December [1861]

Summary

Trusts DO’s opinion on Acropera ovules.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  7 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 3 (EH 88205987)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3340

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To John Innes   15 December [1861]

Summary

Delighted to have Quiz [Johnny Innes’ dog].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  15 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3343

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To John Innes   19 December [1861]

Summary

Arrangements for receiving Quiz.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  19 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3347

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To J. D. Hooker   [30 and 31 December 1861]

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Asks JDH to arrange for some melastomads to be sent to him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 and 31 Dec 1861
Classmark:  DAR 115: 83a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3576

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  • Darwin, C. R. Hooker, J. D. …
  • r Gower to send me 2 or 3 flowers of Heterocentrum Mexicanum mentioned in Gardeners Chronicle in enclosed envelope,—as I am trying experiments of H.  roseum, & the sight of another species might be of much use to me. — Ever yours | C.  Darwin

To Ludwig Rütimeyer   5 December [1861]

Summary

Admires LR’s book [Die Fauna der Pfahlbauten (1861)].

Will attempt to arrange for skull of wild white Chillingham cattle to be sent by Earl of Tankerville.

CD has come to same conclusion as LR on zebus.

CD’s MS of Variation is half-prepared.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Karl Ludwig (Ludwig) Rütimeyer
Date:  5 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Universitätsbibliothek Basel, Handschriften (G IV 91, 3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3339

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  • Darwin, C. R. Rütimeyer, Ludwig …

To J. D. Hooker   27 [December 1861]

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Seeks information on heating hothouses night and day.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 [Dec 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3351

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  • Darwin, C. R. Hooker, J. D. …
  • r C.  has asked me to find out, as he wants for some experiments about Gas to get a large chamber heated very equally night & day. — I will write soon. — I write now merely to save you wasting time over Acropera & Gongora. — Ever yours | C.  Darwin

To J. D. Hooker   [9 December 1861]

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Henri Lecoq’s miserable book on plant geography [Étude sur la géographie botanique de l’Europe (1854–8)].

H. W. Bates’s pleasure at meeting JDH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [9 Dec 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 136, 129c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3341

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From John Innes   [24 December 1861]

Summary

Arrangements for sending Quiz.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [24 Dec 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 167: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3349

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From Leonard Jenyns   31 December 1861

Summary

Thanks CD for his contribution to the memoir of Henslow [L. Jenyns, Memoir of the Rev. John Stevens Henslow (1862)].

Author:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Dec 1861
Classmark:  DAR 168: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3355

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  • … Jenyns, Leonard Blomefield, Leonard Darwin, C. R. …

To J. D. Hooker   28 [December 1861]

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Gongora cannot be female of Acropera; it may itself be a male.

Hopes Daniel Oliver will "sink Atlantis" in his Royal Institution lecture.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 [Dec 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3352

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From B. O’Neile Wilson   22 December 1861

Summary

Variation in instincts among domestic animals.

Author:  Benjamin O’Neile Wilson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Dec 1861
Classmark:  DAR 181.2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3348

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  • … Wilson, B. O’N. Darwin, C. R. …
  • Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. …

To Asa Gray   11 December [1861]

Summary

Discusses the worsening relations between their two countries and the possibility of war.

Expects Orchids and his Primula paper [Collected papers 2: 45–63] to be out soon.

Thanks AG for some facts on dimorphism.

George Bentham has given him a list of Oxalis and Mentha species that are dimorphic like Primula.

Is in a "thick mud" regarding design in nature.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  11 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (62)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3342

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From J. D. Hooker   [29 December 1861]

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Asks CD whether he hears from Asa Gray. JDH’s opinion of the crisis [Trent case, Nov 1861] and the American Civil War.

Julius von Haast alludes to glacial drift in Middle Island of New Zealand.

Backwardness of JDH’s son, Willy.

Encloses a reference from Daniel Oliver which may be useful.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [29 Dec 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 1, 2a–c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3374

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To J. D. Hooker   1 December [1861]

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Rudimentary ovules of Acropera.

High opinion of Bates.

Orchid anatomy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 135
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3337

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