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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 Richard Kippist   7 January [1861]

Summary

Orders journal volume [Mémoires présentées par divers savans à l’Académie des Sciences 4] from librarian.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Librarian
Date:  7 Jan [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3044

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Librarian …
  • R.  des Sciences: Paris. — Tom. IV. I hope to call for it myself; if I fail I will send Carrier for it on Thursday. — Yours very faithfully | C.  Darwin

From H. C. Watson   [after 24 July 1861]

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Summary

Gives CD an instance of facts that can be read either way as to whether a plant (Veronica humifusa) is a species or a variety.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 24 July 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 47: 162
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13853

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  • … Watson, H. C. 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 Frederick Temple   [c. 28 February 1861]

Summary

Regret that the Archbishop of Canterbury and other English Bishops have severely censured Essays and Reviews [1860]. Believe "such enquiries conducted in a spirit so earnest and reverential … must tend to elicit truth, and to foster a spirit of sound religion". [Signed by CD, numerous men of science, and others.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Temple
Date:  [c. 28 Feb 1861]
Classmark:  H. G. Hutchinson 1914, 1: 57–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2628

Matches: 1 hit

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

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To ?   25 November [1861–8]

Summary

Has read correspondent’s notice on bent cleavage. Refers him to observations on the same fact in South America, p. 160. CD has also suggested a conjectural explanation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  25 Nov [1861-8]
Classmark:  Royal Institution of Great Britain (RI MS F/1/M)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13881

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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

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

To Dorothy Nevill   [1861–82]

Summary

[Valediction and signature only.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  [1861–82]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9791

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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

Matches: 2 hits

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

To W. E. Darwin   17 [October 1861]

Summary

Discusses business matters relating to WED and the bank.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  17 [Oct 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3287

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To Leonard Horner   14 February [1861]

Summary

Variations in nature arise from unknown causes, accidentally or spontaneously, and are preserved by natural selection if beneficial.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Horner
Date:  14 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3062

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  • Darwin, C. R. Horner, Leonard …
  • … I make myself clear. — Believe me | My dear M r Horner | Yours very sincerely | C.  Darwin

To Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire   12 January [1860]

Summary

Very pleased with IGStH’s approval [of Origin]. Will be proud to place IGStH’s Résumé des lecons sur la question de l’espèce (I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1851) alongside his other works in his library.

Grateful for his offer to look over the difficult passages in Origin for a translator.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
Date:  12 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  Archives de l’Académie des sciences, Paris (63 J Fonds Gabriel Bertrand)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2649F

Matches: 1 hit

  • Darwin, C. R. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Isidore …

To George Dickie   [5 July 1861]

Summary

Thanks for Listera specimen, which arrived withered from being sent in a wooden box.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Dickie
Date:  [5 July 1861]
Classmark:  Liverpool Central Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3198

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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 Charles Lyell   6 September [1861]

Summary

Sends an enclosure [a letter from T. F. Jamieson, see 3247].

"I am smashed to atoms about Glen Roy. My paper was one long gigantic blunder."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  6 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.262)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3246

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From Daniel Oliver   [after 8 October 1861]

Summary

Finds no trace of nectar in Stanhopea saccata.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 8 Oct 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3280

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To John Lindley   17 November [1861]

Summary

Lady Dorothy [Nevill] has written very obligingly and sent a lot of orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  17 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 197)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3323

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To Andrew Murray   3 March [1861]

Summary

Thanks AM for his note. [Asa Gray’s] pamphlet was meant for AM if he thinks it worth accepting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Andrew Dickson (Andrew) Murray
Date:  3 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  R. D. Pyrah
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3079

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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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