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To John St Barbe   [before 3 July 1862]

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Wishes to invest some money in railway shares; asks for the advice of the bank’s brokers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Union Bank
Date:  [before 3 July 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3358

From Frederick Currey   3 July 1862

Summary

G. B. Wollaston [in "British Orchideae", Phytologist n.s. 1 (1855–6): 225–7] says Ophrys arachnites is a hybrid, which contradicts CD, who says it is a new species.

Author:  Frederick Currey
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 July 1862
Classmark:  DAR 161.2: 306
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3639

To George Maw   3 July [1862]

Summary

Thinks GM’s Pelargonium is a case of true correlated characters. Feels secondary sexual characters are only accidental correlations; does not see the same necessity for close simultaneous development of certain characters as GM does.

Will forward a copy of his Orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Maw
Date:  3 July [1862]
Classmark:  Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library (MAW/1/8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3640

To Armand de Quatrefages   3 July [1862]

Summary

Can AdeQ verify the statement that the moths of the several races of the common silkworm are very similar?

When the female moth comes out of the cocoon, are her wings less developed than those of a male moth at the same stage?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  3 July [1862]
Classmark:  Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Manuscripts NAF 11824 ff. 68–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3640F
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Darwin’s reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … the   forest of Atholl.  London. [Abstract in DAR 71: 70–3.]  119: 14a ——. 1843.  Days …
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