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From Fritz Müller   12 January 1869



Gives details of some crossing experiments with Eschscholzia.

Describes the grass Streptochaeta, which FM believes to be a primitive grass.

Relates some observations on maize that are well explained by Pangenesis.

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 76: B34–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6549
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Dramatisation script


Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

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  • … manner of use… Yet I cannot keep out of the question.   112   As I say, I flounder hopelessly in …
  • … 111  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 11 DECEMBER 1861 112  C DARWIN TO A GRAY, 17 FEBRUARY 1861 …

The Mount, Shrewsbury


Letters from home

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  • … Darwin writes in preparation for the voyage, and his father and sisters write with news from home …

Dates of composition of Darwin's manuscript on species


Many of the dates of letters in 1856 and 1857 were based on or confirmed by reference to Darwin’s manuscript on species (DAR 8--15.1, inclusive; transcribed and published as Natural selection). This manuscript, begun in May 1856, was nearly completed by…

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Darwin’s reading notebooks


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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  • … [Murchison 1854]— I  must  read it. & buy it.— 112 Jukes. “Students Manual of …
  • … on Dinornis  rather than on the chimpanzee. 112  CD marked this entry with ‘O’ in …

Books on the Beagle


‘Considering the limited disposable space in so very small a ship, we contrived to carry more instruments and books than one would readily suppose could be stowed away in dry and secure places’. So wrote Captain FitzRoy in the Narrative (2: 18). CD, in his…

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  • … 1833 cite secondary sources (DAR 33: 254 and DAR 30.2: 112) but several later ones have been found …

Review: The Origin of Species


- by Asa Gray THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION (American Journal of Science and Arts, March, 1860) This book is already exciting much attention. Two American editions are announced, through which it will become familiar to many…

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  • … Babington’s Flora gives them 251 species, Bentham’s only 112, a difference of 139 doubtful forms. …