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To James Orton   19 June 1876

Summary

Obliged for the new edition of The Andes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Orton
Date:  19 June 1876
Classmark:  Raab Collection (dealer) (November 2014)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10539F

From James Orton   4 January 1869

Summary

Describes the novelties found on his recent expedition to South America sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution.

Wants to dedicate to CD book [The Andes and the Amazon (1870)] which is modelled on Journal of researches.

Author:  James Orton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 173: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6542

To James Orton   23 January [1869]

Summary

Thanks JO for intending to dedicate his The Andes and the Amazon to him.

The discovery of marine shells high up the Amazons CD finds extremely interesting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Orton
Date:  23 Jan [1869]
Classmark:  History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6570

From James Orton   8 September 1869

Summary

Sends a lower molar of fossil horse from Quito. Curious as to its species, especially in view of Owen’s findings in Mexico.

Author:  James Orton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Sept 1869
Classmark:  DAR 173: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6882

To James Orton   7 October [1869]

Summary

Has forwarded the horse’s tooth, sent by JO, to Huxley, who may be able to identify it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Orton
Date:  7 Oct [1869]
Classmark:  History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6925

To James Orton   24 February [1870]

Summary

Thanks JO for his The Andes and the Amazon.

Is sorry he has failed to get any information on the horse’s tooth.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Orton
Date:  24 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7116

From James Orton   31 March 1870

Summary

JO found fossil shells in the Amazon Valley, which discredits Agassiz’s claim of a glacial origin.

Would like Huxley’s opinion of the fossil horse’s tooth from Quito.

Author:  James Orton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Mar 1870
Classmark:  DAR 173: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7157
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