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To Henry Walter Bates   11 February [1868]

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Asks about proportions of male to female insects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  11 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (B D25.339)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5858

To W. B. Tegetmeier   11 February [1868]

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Wants information on sex ratios in domestic animals. Can WBT help?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  11 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox collection) (Tegetmeier, W. B. ser. 1: 47)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5859

To Fritz Müller   11 February 1868

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Is working on sexual selection and is interested in any anomalous sex ratios in lower animals and any sex-related characters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  11 Feb 1868
Classmark:  British Library (Loan MS 10 no 21)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5860

From Edward Blyth   11 February 1868

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Corrects some facts and gives further information on some points for the 2d ed. of Variation.

Specific distinctions among animals.

Cercopithecus of Africa contrasted with the Cebus of South America.

Notes on domestic fowls and their ancestors.

Slow growth of wild animals compared with domestic varieties.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 80: B169a–c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5861

From Henry Holland   11 February [1868]

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Thanks for copy of Variation. Comments on it, especially on Pangenesis.

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 249
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5862

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   11 February [1868]

Summary

Requests information on published observations on the proportional number of males and females born to various domestic animals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  11 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette (1868): 160
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5863

From Charles Spence Bate   11 February 1868

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On the colours of sexes in Crustacea; the structure of male crabs.

Author:  Charles Spence Bate
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 82: A57–60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5864

From W. S. Dallas   11 February 1868

Summary

WSD is delighted to hear that first edition [of Variation] has sold so well.

Has received a cheque from J. Murray for 30 guineas, double what was agreed upon. Sends a postal order for the five guineas CD sent him [see 5788].

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5865
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Dramatisation script

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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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  • … unto her. The music stops. GRAY:   211   Such [losses] are a great …
  • … BY JOHN FREDERICK BRIDGE FOR DARWIN’S FUNERAL 211 A GRAY TO JD HOOKER, 21 APR 1882 …

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Fox family news

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  • … News from Darwin's cousin William Darwin Fox's family home. …

Darwin’s reading notebooks

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In April 1838, Darwin began recording the titles of books he had read and the books he wished to read in Notebook C (Notebooks, pp. 319–28). In 1839, these lists were copied and continued in separate notebooks. The first of these reading notebooks (DAR 119…

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  • … vols. Leiden. [Abstract in DAR 71: 155–9; 205.3: 208–9, 211.]  128: 20 Tennent, James …