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To Francis Trevelyan Buckland   12 February [1868]

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CD is much interested in FB’s remarks in Land and Water on the apparent excess of male trout over females and asks for further information on other fish, birds, and domestic quadrupeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Date:  12 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Getz 5866)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5866

To Roland Trimen   12 February [1868]

Summary

Is interested in the relative numbers of males and females of all animals; wants any instances of males, or females, being in excess.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roland Trimen
Date:  12 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Royal Entomological Society (Trimen papers, box 21: 64)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5867

From John Lubbock   12 February [1868]

Summary

Discusses [Fritz?] Müller’s confusion about ova and pseudova; JL’s Daphnia paper [Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 147 (1857): 79–100; see 1979] first demonstrated their structural identity.

Points out a misleading statement in Variation.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 170: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5868

From John Murray   12 February [1868]

Summary

CD’s letter encourages Murray to proceed with a new edition of Variation; corrections will cost £176.

First notice has appeared in Pall Mall Gazette [7 (1868): 555].

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 171 : 355
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5869

From Charles Owen Waterhouse   12 February 1868

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On blind beetles [see Descent 1: 367].

Development of mandibles in Brentus.

Author:  Charles Owen Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 82: A74–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5870

From John Blackwall   12 February 1868

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Variability of sizes and colours in spiders; on proportion of sexes; courtship of spiders.

Author:  John Blackwall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 82: A78–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5871
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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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  • … the effects of a mild stroke. GRAY:  212   My dear Hooker…I grind away at [my] …
  • … 211 A GRAY TO JD HOOKER, 21 APR 1882 212 A GRAY TO JD HOOKER, 31 OCT 1886 213 …

Punta Alta, Argentina

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Large fossils of extinct animals

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  • … Fitzroy wishes Darwin well on his trip on land to Rio Negro and comments on the size of the large …

Darwin’s observations on his children

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Charles Darwin’s observations on the development of his children,[1] began the research that culminated in his book The Expression of the emotions in man and Animals, published in 1872, and his article ‘A biographical sketch of an infant’, published in…

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  • … [76] CD used this observation in  Expression , p. 212, where he stated: ‘I heard a child, a little …