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To Robert Scot Skirving   16 November [1861–8]

Summary

Knows nothing of the habits of earwigs. Thinks Edward Newman may be trusted on the point [as to whether or not earwigs can fly].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Scot Skirving
Date:  16 Nov [1861-8]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 481
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4673

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From George Rolleston   16 April 1861

Summary

Index of Origin does not refer to variability of rudimentary organs mentioned at pp. 149, 168. Offers references to Rudolf Leuckart and to Franz von Leydig to support CD’s point.

Author:  George Rolleston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Apr 1861
Classmark:  DAR 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3120

Matches: 1 hit

To George Maw   13 July [1861]

Summary

Thanks GM for his fair review [of Origin, Zoologist 19 (1861): 7577–611].

Feels it is a pity to mingle science and religion;

explains why he did not deal with the case of man.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Maw
Date:  13 July [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library (MAW/1/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3208

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To John Lubbock   14 July [1861]

Summary

Thanks JL and his father for advice regarding Southampton bank. Has written to Atherley for fair terms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  14 July [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 44 (EH 88206488)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3209

Matches: 1 hit

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

Matches: 1 hit

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 Daniel Oliver   8 October [1861]

Summary

Asks DO to look for nectar in Stanhopea saccata labellum. CD’s theory predicts nectar should be present, but afraid there is none.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  8 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 31 (EH 88206014)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3279

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To Lionel Smith Beale   26 October [1861]

Summary

Subscribes to present for Mrs J. T. Quekett only on condition that no public testimonial is planned for JTQ.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lionel Smith Beale
Date:  26 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  Scripps College, Denison Library (Perkins Autograph Letter Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3300

Matches: 1 hit

To John Lindley   1 November [1861]

Summary

CD is sending an orchid flower; asks JL to identify it.

Also asks if JL can spare a dried flower of another orchid (name forgotten) [which CD describes] so that he can try to trace its ducts or spiral vessels.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  1 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 195)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3306

Matches: 1 hit

From Daniel Oliver   8 November 1861

Summary

Refers CD to a paper which he ought to know: Ch. Fermond, "Faits pour servir à l’histoire générale de la fécondation chez les végétaux", Recueil des travaux de la Société d’émulation pour les sciences pharmaceutiques 3 (1859).

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov 1861
Classmark:  DAR 91: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3312

Matches: 1 hit

To George Bentham   9 November [1861]

Summary

Thanks GB for arranging for his paper ["Two forms of Primula", Collected papers 2: 45–63] and for his photograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  9 [Nov 1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham letters: 693)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3314

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To John Lindley   16 November [1861]

Summary

CD sends thanks for many valuable dried specimens [of orchids]. Has been promised Catasetum and some Dendrobium by Mr Rucker; has written also to Lady Dorothy [Nevill].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  16 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 196)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3321

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To George Bentham   30 November [1861]

Summary

Thanks GB for valuable letter [3331].

Will follow his suggestion about violets.

Discusses differences between Thymus and Primula.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  30 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham letters: 691)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3335

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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 Crawfurd   25 March [1861]

Summary

Asks for information about JC’s essay, "On the relation of the domesticated animals to civilisation" [read at BAAS meeting 1859].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Crawfurd
Date:  25 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (8 December 1999)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13786

Matches: 1 hit

To Richard Kippist   13 February [1861?]

Summary

Gives notice of returning books by a carrier and thanks for assistance.

Asks whether Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville’s Ostéographie (1839–64) includes rabbits or hares.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Kippist
Date:  13 Feb [1861?]
Classmark:  James Lowe Autographs Ltd (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3061A

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From Tiberius Cornelis Winkler   7 July 1861

Summary

Sends his article ["Quelques nouvelles espèces de poissons fossiles", Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen, Haarlem 2d ser. 14 (1861)]

and Dutch translation of the Origin.

Author:  Tiberius Cornelius Winkler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 July 1861
Classmark:  Edinburgh University Library, Centre for Research Collections (Gen.117/6084)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3202

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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

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 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 Daniel Oliver   4 April [1861]

Summary

Primula siberica seems to be the only non-dimorphic species. Has made over one hundred Primula crosses.

Regrets Henslow’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  4 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 29 (EH 88206012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3110

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Oliver, Daniel …
  • … sincerely | C.  Darwin As P.  Siberica is apparently so exceptional, would you ask M r
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