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From Jeffries Wyman   [c. 15] September 1860

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Cases of monstrosities becoming transmissible.

Comments on passages in Origin on the blindness of the tucu-tucu (Ctenomys) and Mammoth Cave rats.

Author:  Jeffries Wyman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 15] Sept 1860
Classmark:  DAR 47: 165–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2901

To Jeffries Wyman   3 October [1860]

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JW’s case of black hogs shows marvellous relation of colour and constitution.

Could JW get information about eyes of cave rat?

Was JW struck by length of hind legs of male cattle?

CD has long shared JW’s doubts that mutilations were ever inherited but Brown-Séquard’s case seems to settle question.

Is not case of cats with blue eyes being deaf very odd?

Spinal stripes on horse too common to explain in way informant supposes.

Believes Owen "goes a long way with us", though he attacked CD in Edinburgh Review.

"No one other person understands me so thoroughly as Asa Gray."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jeffries Wyman
Date:  3 Oct [1860]
Classmark:  Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine (Jeffries Wyman papers H MS c12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2936

To Jeffries Wyman   3 December [1860]

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"You cannot tell how much your paper on Gestation has interested me" ["On some unusual modes of gestation in batrachians and fishes", Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 27 (1859): 5–13].

Robert McDonnell has made curious discoveries on electrical organs of rays.

Is giving JW’s hog case in corrected ed. [3d] of Origin.

Would like account of tip of tail of young rattlesnake.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jeffries Wyman
Date:  3 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine (Jeffries Wyman papers H MS c 12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3005

From Jeffries Wyman   8 January [1861]

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Responds to CD’s inquiries about rattlesnake.

Author:  Jeffries Wyman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 89: 18–21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3045

To Jeffries Wyman   3 February [1861]

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Can there be any truth in account of rattlesnakes fascinating their prey? Structure of rattle complex.

Fears it will be impossible to show gradation among other snakes.

Has JW seen Robert McDonnell’s article on electrical organ in skate ["On an organ in the skate", Nat. Hist. Rev. (1861): 57–60]?

Thanks for observations on Vespidae. Particularly values such cases of variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jeffries Wyman
Date:  3 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine (Jeffries Wyman papers H MS c12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3056

From Jeffries Wyman   22 September 1865

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Discusses the climbing movements of plants and describes experiment to establish a mechanical explanation for double spiralling movements of tendrils.

Author:  Jeffries Wyman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Sept 1865
Classmark:  DAR 181: 190
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4897

To Jeffries Wyman   8 October [1865]

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Experiments with string and elastic paper answered well.

Does JW know Ferdinand Cohn’s paper on contraction of stamens of certain Compositae [Edinburgh New Philos. J. n.s. 18 (1863): 190–4]?

Formerly made observations on movement in plants, but weak health has made it impossible to publish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jeffries Wyman
Date:  8 Oct [1865]
Classmark:  Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine (Jeffries Wyman papers H MS c 12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4912

From Jeffries Wyman   11 January 1866

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Has made observations on bees’ cells. Their dimensions are not constant, nor do single bees make single cells; each one is a result of co-operation.

Author:  Jeffries Wyman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Jan 1866
Classmark:  DAR 181: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4974

To Jeffries Wyman   2 February 1866

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Obliged for JW’s information on variability of size of bees’ cells. Hexagonal cells not always work of several insects. W. H. Miller found great variability in thickness of cell walls.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jeffries Wyman
Date:  2 Feb 1866
Classmark:  Jeffries Wyman Jr (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4994
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