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From Robert Elliot to George Cupples   4 June 1869

Summary

Proportion of sexes in (new-born) lambs equal, but males more likely to die.

Author:  Robert Elliot
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  4 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 86: A30–1, A62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6775

From William Aitchison to George Cupples   16 June 1869

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Statistics on proportion of sexes in lambs.

Author:  William Aitchison
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  16 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 86: A54–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6784

From Thomas Russell to George Cupples   18 June 1869

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On the proportion of sexes in lambs.

Author:  J Russell
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  18 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 86: 56–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6786

From Robert Elliot to George Cupples   21 June 1869

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Proportion of sexes in lambs, before castration.

Author:  Robert Elliot
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  21 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 86: A60–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6791

From William Aitchison to George Cupples   25 June 1869

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Statistics on proportion of sexes of lambs.

Author:  William Aitchison
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  25 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 86: A63–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6804

From Robert Elliot to George Cupples   25 June 1869

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Number of lambs born not kept. Counted only at time of castration.

Proportion of sexes in cattle and rats.

Author:  Robert Elliot
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  25 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 86: A65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6805

From William Aitchison to George Cupples   30 June 1869

Summary

WA explains the figures he sent GC. In his experience female lambs at the time of castration outnumber the males. [Robert] Elliot differs.

Author:  William Aitchison
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  30 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 86: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6809F

From James Oliver to George Cupples   3 July 1869

Summary

Information about sexes of sheep at time of castration. Mortality of male lambs higher than that of females.

Author:  James Oliver
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  3 July 1869
Classmark:  DAR 86: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6815F

From John Graham to George Cupples   6 July 1869

Summary

Responds to questions about sex ratios at birth and mortality in either sheep or cattle before eighteen months.

Author:  John Graham
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  6 July 1869
Classmark:  DAR A86: 68–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6817F

From James Rait to George Cupples   20 July 1869

Summary

Responds to questions about sex ratios at birth and mortality in either sheep or cattle.

Author:  James Rait
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  20 July 1869
Classmark:  DAR 86: 70–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6838F

From George Cupples   27 May 1878

Summary

Applies sexual selection to origin of dog race [deerhound]. Proposes descent from a large extinct dog.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 May 1878
Classmark:  DAR 161: 304
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11532

DCP-LETT-5757

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 83: 119–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5757

From George Cupples   1 May 1868

Summary

Has read Variation;

is preparing a monograph on Scotch deerhounds. Offers CD information on size of male and female deerhounds.

Might not the effect of human mother’s imagination on "character of offspring" support Pangenesis?

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 283
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6157

From George Cupples   11–13 May 1868

Summary

Answers CD’s queries on difference in size of male and female Scottish deerhounds; female preference for larger males; details about ratio of sexes born. Quotes from letter of Archibald McNeill on difference in size of male and female Scotch deerhounds.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11–13 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 83: 119–20, DAR 83: 121–6, DAR 85: B28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6169

DCP-LETT-6171

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 83: 126c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6171

From George Cupples   26 May 1868

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Refers to letter from John Wright offering to help CD on his queries about deerhounds and sexual preferences.

More details about a terrier bitch previously referred to [letter missing].

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 83: 127–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6211

To George Cupples   29 May [1868]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  29 May [1868]
Classmark:  19th Century Shop (dealer) April 2016
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6214F

DCP-LETT-6218

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 161: 282
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6218

From George Cupples   22 June 1868

Summary

Weighing ten deerhound puppies for CD each week.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 June 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 284
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6257

DCP-LETT-6273

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 83: 129–32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6273
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