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From Thomas Gold Appleton   24 April [1862]

Summary

Sends letter via his brother visiting England. Awaits continuation of CD’s "wonderful book", which excites much interest.

Comments on Civil War which he expects will end slavery.

Author:  Thomas Gold Appleton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Apr [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 159: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3517

From Thomas Gold Appleton   5 December [1865]

Summary

Sends specimen of Californian fish that inhabits mountain lakes. The lakes often dry up and the fish have developed legs to enable them to wander in search of water.

Author:  Thomas Gold Appleton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Dec [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 159: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5296

To Thomas Gold Appleton   2 March [1866]

Summary

The specimen is not a fish but the larva of some batrachian or frog-like animal. Has sent it to British Museum, which says it resembles the axolotl of Mexico.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Gold Appleton
Date:  2 Mar [1866]
Classmark:  Boston Public Library Rare Books and Print Departments–Courtesy of the Trustees
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5427

From T. G. Appleton   2 April 1874

Summary

Sends old Japanese picture suggesting evolution, found by Charles Longfellow.

Is pleased to hear CD attended a séance [18 Jan 1874]; asks for his views about communication among spirits.

Author:  Thomas Gold Appleton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 159: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9385

To Thomas Gold Appleton   31 March [1846]

Summary

Thanks for the gift of Frémont 1845. Has had a visit from R. J. Mackintosh and his wife Mary, Appleton’s sister.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Gold Appleton
Date:  31 Mar [1846]
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-968F

From Emma Darwin to T. G. Appleton   28 June [1862]

Summary

CD too ill to write.

He thanks Appleton for most beautiful work of natural history he has ever seen.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Gold Appleton
Date:  28 June [1862]
Classmark:  James G. Zimmer (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3626
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