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From Edward Perceval Wright   24 March 1865

Summary

Thanks CD for subscribing to the Cybele Hibernica.

Reports some observations made on the common buffaloes of India seen swimming and diving in 12ft of floodwater in order to crop the herbage beneath.

Author:  Edward Perceval Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Mar 1865
Classmark:  DAR 181: 174
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4793

To E. P. Wright   26 March [1865]

Summary

Thanks for fact about the buffalo diving.

Asks whether the animal was a Bos or a Bubalus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Perceval Wright
Date:  26 Mar [1865]
Classmark:  Malmö Museer (MM 031992)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4793F

From E. P. Wright   31 March 1865

Summary

It is Bos arni which dives for herbage and in so doing it also swallows many freshwater shrimps.

Author:  Edward Perceval Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Mar 1865
Classmark:  DAR 181: 175
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4802

To E. P. Wright   3 April [1865]

Summary

Did not know that the Arnee had been called a Bubalus.

Thanks for information about shrimps.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Perceval Wright
Date:  26 Mar [1865]
Classmark:  Malmö Museer (MM 031993)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4802F

To E. P. Wright   25 May [1870]

Summary

Thanks for copy of part one of EPW’s Spicilegia biologica (Wright 1870).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Perceval Wright
Date:  25 May [1870]
Classmark:  Malmö Museer (MM 031994)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7201F

From E. P. Wright   26 February 1879

Summary

Is applying for the Chair of Botany at Edinburgh and asks CD for a testimonial.

Author:  Edward Perceval Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 181: 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11905

To E. P. Wright   28 February [1879]

Summary

Has already written a testimonial for [?William Ramsay] McNab as Professor of Botany. Hence what he can write for EPW will not be of much use.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Perceval Wright
Date:  28 Feb [1879]
Classmark:  Uppsala University Library: Manuscripts and Music (Waller Ms gb-00525)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11908
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