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From William Blenkiron Jr   [c. February 1868?]

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Answers for father, who is ill, on difference between manes of stallions and mares.

Author:  William Blenkiron, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. Feb 1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 83: 184
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5340

From Daniel Oliver   [before February 1868]

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Notes on the taxonomy of Primula.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before Feb 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 108: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5824F

To Reviewer   [February–April 1868?]

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Suggests, if further notice is to be taken of Variation, that the reviewer grapple with the subject of Pangenesis. Thanks him for his fair and friendly spirit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Reviewer
Date:  [Feb–Apr 1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5829

From J. D. Hooker   1 February 1868

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Amazed that Hugo von Mohl and E. M. Fries are not foreign members of Royal Society; Thomson going over the whole matter.

Candolle’s contribution to botany.

Lubbock shocked about Wollaston.

CD’s answer to Greg was capital.

Comments on Variation.

Charles Murchison’s work on Falconer’s Memoirs [Palaeontological memoirs and notes of the late Hugh Falconer (1868)] and JDH on Falconer.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 191–4; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, DC 19, f. 200
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5831

From William Bowman   1 February 1868

Summary

Thanks CD for the gift of his new work [Variation].

Author:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1868
Classmark:  Sir John Paget Bowman (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5832

From D. Appleton & Co. to Asa Gray   1 February 1868

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Statement of sales of U. S. edition of Origin.

Author:  D. Appleton & Co
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  1 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 159: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5833

To J. V. Carus   1 February [1868]

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Questions arising in German translation of Variation; its sales prospects. CD from the first has said it was very doubtful that the book was worth translating.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  1 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin-Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859 Darwin, Charles (Carus Nr. 15)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5834

To William Lonsdale   1 February [1868]

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Thanks WL for sending congratulations [on George Darwin’s attaining Second Wrangler].

Relays news about Sedgwick’s condition.

Has finished a large book on variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Lonsdale
Date:  1 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Murch 1893, p. 437
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5834A
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Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

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  • … hand, I infer you are pretty well. DARWIN:  201   My wife and self have our game of …
  • … 200  FROM A GRAY 3 AUGUST 1871 201  TO A GRAY 3 JUNE [1874] 202  FROM A …

The Mount, Shrewsbury

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Letters from home

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  • … Darwin writes in preparation for the voyage, and his father and sisters write with news from home …

Darwin's in letters, 1873: Animal or vegetable?

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Having laboured for nearly five years on human evolution, sexual selection, and the expression of emotions, Darwin was able to devote 1873 almost exclusively to his beloved plants. He resumed work on the digestive powers of sundews and Venus fly traps, and…

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  • … Having laboured for nearly five years on human evolution, sexual selection, and the expression of …

Scientific Networks

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Friendship|Mentors|Class|Gender In its broadest sense, a scientific network is a set of connections between people, places, and things that channel the communication of knowledge, and that substantially determine both its intellectual form and content,…

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  • … Letter 1176 — Darwin, C. R. to Darwin, Emma, [20–1 May 1848] Darwin writes to his wife Emma. …

The Voyage of the Beagle

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It was a letter from his friend and former teacher, John Stevens Henslow, that brought the 22-year-old Charles Darwin news of the offer of a place on board the Admiralty surveying vessel, HMS Beagle, on a voyage to chart the coast of South America. It took…

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  • … Capt. F. wants a man (I understand) more as a companion than a mere collector & would not take …

Darwin and vivisection

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Darwin played an important role in the controversy over vivisection that broke out in late 1874. Public debate was sparked when the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals brought an unsuccessful prosecution against a French physiologist who…

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  • … sets instruments of torture’ ( Emma Darwin (1904) 2: 201). Darwin’s many contacts placed …

Darwin’s study of the Cirripedia

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Darwin’s work on barnacles, conducted between 1846 and 1854, has long posed problems for historians. Coming between his transmutation notebooks and the Origin of species, it has frequently been interpreted as a digression from Darwin’s species work. Yet…

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  • … on the views of the creationist.’ ( Foundations , p. 201).   ^6^ CD later, somewhat …