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From E. A. Darwin   [after 8 June 1858]

Summary

Sends a model of bee cells "as bad as a Chinese puzzle". [A series of paper cut-out figures.]

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 8 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 48c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2283A

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From E. A. Darwin   [before 8 June 1858]

Summary

Gives calculations on the structure of bees’ cells.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 8 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 48b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2278

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From E. A. Darwin   [8 June 1858]

Summary

Encloses projections and models relating to geometry of bees’ cells.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 48a, 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2283

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  • … Darwin, E. A. 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 John Higgins   9 June 1858

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £242 11s. 10d.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  9 June 1858
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2283F

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From E. A. Darwin   [19 June 1858]

Summary

Discusses geometry related to the structure of bees’ cells. Encloses notes and diagrams dealing with intersections of spheres.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2287

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To Charles Lyell   26 [June 1858]

Summary

Is it fair to take advantage of knowing that Wallace is in the field? Seems hard on CD to lose priority of many years, but does not feel this alters justice of case.

Baby [Charles Waring Darwin] has much fever. Frightened because three children in village have died from scarlet fever.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  26 [June 1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.154)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2295

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From John Lubbock   10 June 1858

Summary

Thanks for queen-bee larva and pupa.

Nervous system of Coccus.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 June 1858
Classmark:  DAR 170: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2284

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  • … Lubbock, John Darwin, C. R. …
  • r . Darwin I hope you are better. Many thanks for the Queen Bee larva & Pupa which will be very useful some day. [DIAGRAMS HERE] C.   …

To W. E. Darwin   [20 June 1858]

Summary

Relates domestic affairs.

Thinks his bees’ cell theory will hold good.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [20 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2267

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From Asa Gray   21 June 1858

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Summary

Self-fertilisation in Fumariaceae.

[CD note on bees’ visiting some members of Fumariaceae.]

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 June 1858
Classmark:  DAR 76: B15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2288

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To J. D. Hooker   3 June [1858]

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Summary

CD’s receipt of diploma from Caesarea Leopoldino-Carolina Academy [Dresden].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 June [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 236
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2279

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To R. I. Murchison   24 [June 1858]

Summary

Extremely sorry for trouble he has given about his signature.

One child dangerously ill with diphtheria, another with much fever.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet
Date:  24 [June 1858]
Classmark:  Wellcome Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2292

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To J. D. Hooker   23 [June 1858]

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Etty [Henrietta Darwin] very ill with diphtheria.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 [June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 238
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2290

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  • Darwin, C. R. Hooker, J. D. …
  • C.  Darwin For Dipterithes it was a mild attack; there was no actual choking, but immense discharge & much pain & inability to speak or swallow & very weak & rapid pulse, with a fearful tongue. — —The D r . …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   5 June [1858]

Summary

Hopes to begin pigeon MS in a week.

Has lately been working on bees’ cells and wishes very much to examine a cylindrical one.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  5 June [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Tegetmeier, W. B. ser.2: 34)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2280

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To Charles Lyell   [25 June 1858]

Summary

Everything in Wallace’s sketch also appears in CD’s sketch of 1844. A year ago CD sent a short sketch of his views to Asa Gray. Can CD honourably publish his sketch now that Wallace has sent outline of his views? "I would far rather burn my whole book than that he or any man shd. think that I had behaved in a paltry spirit." Does not believe Wallace originated his views from anything CD wrote to him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [25 June 1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.153)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2294

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To W. D. Fox   24 June [1858]

Summary

Gives his opinion of the charges against E. W. Lane.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  24 June [1858]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 114)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2293

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  • Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • r . Lane innocent & that it is a most cruel case. — —I fear it will ruin him. I never heard a sensual expression from him. — I am writing this under much hurry, (but I will not miss a post) as poor dear Etty has been most seriously ill with an attack very like Diptheria; but thank God after much suffering is recovering; but last night our Baby commenced with Fever of some kind. Yours affectionately | C.  Darwin

To W. B. Tegetmeier   22 June [1858]

Summary

Thanks for hive.

Has started [writing up] pigeons and hopes to have finished with them in a week or two.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  22 June [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Tegetmeier, W. B. ser.2: 53)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2289

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To J. D. Hooker   [29 June 1858]

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Death of Charles Waring Darwin [1856–8] from scarlet fever.

JDH’s and Lyell’s kindness [presumably about A. R. Wallace’s letter]. CD can provide a copy of his letter to Asa Gray [about CD’s species theory].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 239
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2297

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To Charles Lyell   18 [June 1858]

Summary

Encloses MS by A. R. Wallace. CD has been forestalled. " . . . if Wallace had my MS sketch written out in 1842 he could not have made a better short abstract!" Wallace does not say if he wishes CD to publish MS, but CD will offer to send it to journal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  18 [June 1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.152)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2285

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To Roderick Impey Murchison   19 June [1858]

Summary

There is much weight in what RIM says about not breaking up the natural history collection of the British Museum. The botanical collection might be moved to Kew, but CD thinks "it would be the greatest evil which could possibly happen to natural science in this country if the other collections were ever to be removed from the British Museum and Library".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet
Date:  19 June [1858]
Classmark:  More Letters 1: 109–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2286

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To J. D. Hooker   [29 June 1858]

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JDH wants papers at once. CD sends Wallace’s paper and CD’s abstract of his letter to Asa Gray. Sends [species] sketch of 1844 with JDH’s notes to assure JDH he had read it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [29 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 240
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2298

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