skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

Search Results

Darwin Correspondence Project
Search:
"Salvin Osbert" in search-correspondent [X]
19 Items
Sorted by:  
Page: 1

To Osbert Salvin   22 August [1875]

Summary

Obliged for his memoir ["On the avifauna of the Galapagos", Trans. Zool. Soc. (April 1875)]. His surprise that the birds from the different islands prove so similar. Comparison of the habits, nests, eggs of the commonest species of each island would throw a flood of light upon variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Osbert Salvin
Date:  22 Aug [1875]
Classmark:  Mrs Sybil Rampen (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10132A

To Osbert Salvin   11 [May 1863]

Summary

At the suggestion of J. D. Hooker CD offers his opinion on the value of a proposed collection to be made at the Galápagos. The display would not be attractive or appealing to amateurs in natural history, but the scientific value of good collections of every species would be very great if those of each island are rigorously kept separate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Osbert Salvin
Date:  11 [May 1863]
Classmark:  Sybil Rampen
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4153A

From Osbert Salvin   12 May 1863

Summary

Has just returned from collecting in Central America and is planning to go to the Galapagos to gather specimens in all branches of natural history.

Author:  Osbert Salvin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May 1863
Classmark:  DAR 177: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4155

From Osbert Salvin   [1868?]

thumbnail

Summary

Notes on sexual differences within certain species of birds.

Author:  Osbert Salvin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 172–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5758

To Osbert Salvin   1 June 1868

Summary

Encloses some queries.

Would also like information about proportion of male to female humming-birds.

Reference to OS’s paper in Ibis, vol. 2.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Osbert Salvin
Date:  1 June 1868
Classmark:  Sybil Rampen (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6221A

From Osbert Salvin   20 June 1868

Summary

Shot a sandpiper in Norway, the hind toe of which was clasped by a freshwater bivalve.

Sends replies to CD’s queries about sex ratios in humming-birds.

Author:  Osbert Salvin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 June 1868
Classmark:  DAR 177: 18, DAR 205.3: 288 (Letters), DAR 84.2: 79-82, 85–6, DAR 86: C22, C24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6253

To Osbert Salvin   23 June [1868]

Summary

CD thanks OS for answering his questions and especially for giving the case of the sandpiper; "such little facts are my delight". [See 6253.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Osbert Salvin
Date:  23 June [1868]
Classmark:  Sybil Rampen (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6258A

From Osbert Salvin   24 June 1870

Summary

Publication Committee of Zoological Society has granted CD use of woodblock from the Society’s Proceedings.

Author:  Osbert Salvin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 177: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7243

To Osbert Salvin   10 September [1871]

Summary

CD is interested in the gradation of character in the lamellae of the beaks of ducks. He finds that they are less developed or prominent in the common duck and goose than in true ducks. Is OS able to provide him with any information on this subject?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Osbert Salvin
Date:  10 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  Sybil Rampen (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7932A

From Osbert Salvin   21 September 1871

Summary

Promises to answer questions about ducks next week when he has a specimen.

Recently met Capt. Arthur Mellersh.

Author:  Osbert Salvin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 177: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7960

From Osbert Salvin   10 October 1871

Summary

Encloses notes [missing] that he has made for CD on looking through his dried skins of American Anatidae.

Author:  Osbert Salvin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 177: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8001

To Osbert Salvin   12 October [1871]

Summary

CD appreciates the great trouble OS has taken in providing a bundle of observations. [See 8001.] They are useful and will save CD from at least one blunder.

The structure of the beak of the shoveller "filled me with admiration".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Osbert Salvin
Date:  12 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  Sybil Rampen (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8005A

From Osbert Salvin   14 October 1871

Summary

Is glad his notes on ducks are useful; would like them back when CD has finished with them as they might help him to put the South American Anatidae in order.

Author:  Osbert Salvin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 177: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8009

From Osbert Salvin   18 October 1871

Summary

Comments on lamellae in Prion. Offers to send specimen for CD to examine.

Author:  Osbert Salvin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 177: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8016

To Osbert Salvin   19 October [1871]

Summary

CD would like to see the Prion [see 8016]. May he immerse the head in warm water so as to open the beak? Directions for sending the parcel.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Osbert Salvin
Date:  19 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  Sybil Rampen (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8019A

From Osbert Salvin   22 October 1871

Summary

Sends specimen of Prion.

Discusses beaks of flamingo and other birds.

Comments on function of lamellae.

Author:  Osbert Salvin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 177: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8029

To Osbert Salvin   25 October [1871]

Summary

Very glad to see Prion. [See 8029.]

CD offers OS upper and lower beaks of various ducks and geese if they are of interest to him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Osbert Salvin
Date:  25 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  Sybil Rampen (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8031A

From Osbert Salvin   30 October 1871

Summary

Sends CD some more ducks’ skins so that he can examine the lamellae.

Author:  Osbert Salvin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 177: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8035

To Osbert Salvin   1 November [1871]

Summary

He appreciates the two specimens [skins of Mergenetta and Aix sponsa], especially the Mergenetta, which as far as sifting is concerned, is a capital link between the shoveller and the common duck. Arrangements for their return.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Osbert Salvin
Date:  1 Nov [1871]
Classmark:  Sybil Rampen (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8045A
Document type
letter (19)
Addressee
Correspondent
Date
1863 (2)
1868 (4)
1870 (1)
1871 (11)
1875 (1)
letter