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From Alfred Newton   1 April 1879

Summary

Asks CD to join W. H. Flower and Huxley in signing a memorial in support of Dr Cone. He is a U. S. Army surgeon who has been working on an ornithological bibliography and needs support to complete his work in England.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Apr 1879
Classmark:  DAR 172: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11965

From Alfred Newton   29 October 1881

Summary

Thanks CD for the reference to Audubon’s story. T. M. Brewer is to be trusted, but his account does not suggest why the bird always moved northward.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 172: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13441

From Alfred Newton   21 March 1863

Summary

Sends tuber of Chilean wild potato, requested through Hooker and P. L. Sclater.

Plans to exhibit a bird’s foot with a large ball of clay attached. This phenomenon supports CD on seed dispersal.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Mar 1863
Classmark:  DAR 172: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4054

From Alfred Newton   31 October 1863

Summary

Tells CD where to pick up the partridge’s foot with the ball of earth attached; sends a copy of his remarks on the same. [See Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 3d ser. 13 (1864): 99–101.]

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Oct 1863
Classmark:  DAR 172: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4326

From Alfred Newton   2 April 1864

Summary

Marvels that seeds from the lump of clay on the partridge’s foot have germinated. At Zoological Society [J. E.?] Gray ridiculed him. Now Frank Buckland would like to see the specimen.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Apr 1864
Classmark:  DAR 172: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4446

From Alfred Newton   7 April 1864

Summary

CD need not worry about having discarded the partridge’s foot.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr 1864
Classmark:  DAR 172: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4456

From Alfred Newton   27 October 1865

Summary

Asks CD to support his candidacy for Professorship of Zoology at Cambridge. Since he has spent many years travelling, he is not well enough known at the University.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Oct 1865
Classmark:  DAR 172: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4925

From Alfred Newton   30 October 1865

Summary

CD need not apologise for not writing a testimonial for him. He knows comparative anatomy, although he has confined his publication to ornithology. Agrees that with a few members of the University a recommendation from CD would be harmful.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Oct 1865
Classmark:  DAR 172: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4927

From Alfred Newton   27 November 1866

Summary

Thanks for new edition of Origin [4th ed.].

Has met CD’s son [George] at Trinity College.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Nov 1866
Classmark:  DAR 172: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5285

From Alfred Newton   21 January 1867

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Suggests that, in some birds, plumage of males is less colourful than that of females; the reason is that the males perform the duties of incubation [see Descent 2: 204 n.].

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Jan 1867
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 22–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5374

From Alfred Newton   1 March 1867

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Male dotterels take care of young and are less brilliantly coloured than females.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1867
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 28–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5426

From Alfred Newton   29 January 1868

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Thanks CD for present [of Variation].

Congratulates CD on success of his son George in mathematical tripos.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 186: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5810

From Alfred Newton   9 April 1869

Summary

Regrets Frank [Darwin] did not pass the Trinity scholarship examination, but he hears Frank did well on the viva voce part.

Pleased CD is willing to help the University’s Museum of Zoology; he encloses the printed appeal.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Apr 1869
Classmark:  DAR 172: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6694

From Alfred Newton   11 February 1870

Summary

Is glad to hear that CD is pleased with AN’s notice of his work on pigeons.

He will not soon forget the pleasure of his visit to Down.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 172: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7103

From Alfred Newton   29 May 1871

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[Reference to Japanese nuthatch (see Descent, 2d ed., p. 410 n.) excised from letter.]

Sorry they will not have Frank Darwin with them any more.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 170–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7778

From Alfred Newton   10 March 1874

Summary

Questions correctness of two statements in Origin: 1. That fulmar petrels are the most numerous birds in the world;

2. That the increase of one form of thrush in Scotland has been concomitant with the decline of another form.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Mar 1874
Classmark:  DAR 172: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9348

From Alfred Newton   13 March 1874

Summary

Wishes CD could publish Origin with footnotes.

Increases in bird populations: starlings are increasing, but AN cannot give reason; mistletoe-thrush increasing but not ousting song-thrush. Doubts trustworthiness of [George?] Edwards, CD’s authority in Origin on this matter [see Origin, 6th ed., p. 59].

AN opposed to bird protection legislation to prohibit egging. Argues egging does not decrease number of birds.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Mar 1874
Classmark:  DAR 172: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9358

From Alfred Newton   15 March 1874

Summary

Thanks CD for his opinion on egging. Despite the intensity of the practice sufficient eggs always remain to carry on the breed.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1874
Classmark:  DAR 172: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9364
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