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To G. H. K. Thwaites   13 February [1868]

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Asks whether mane in male of Macacus silenus protects it from bites or is merely ornamental.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Henry Kendrick Thwaites
Date:  13 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.341)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5872

From B. J. Sulivan   13 February [1868]

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Sends photo of four Fuegians, including Jemmy Button’s son.

Reports incident of two wild stallions on the Falklands acting together in an attempt to take a troop of mares from an introduced English horse [see Descent 2: 241].

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 83: 188–9, DAR 177: 291
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5873

From J. D. Hooker   13 February 1868

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Rejoices over news of Variation sales.

Pall Mall Gazette review [7 (1868): 555, 636, 652] is undoubtedly by G. H. Lewes [see 5951].

Dinner at Lyells’.

Dean Stanley favours a monument to Faraday in Westminster Abbey.

Perceval Wright is back from Seychelles and reports on plants he collected.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 102: 198–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5874

From J. E. Gray   13 February 1868

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JEG and Nathusius on pigs.

Reference to JEG’s paper on African and Indian cats [Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1867): 258–77, 874–6].

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 215
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5875
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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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  • … some difficulty but with spirit. GRAY:  213   Well. I have got safely through my …
  • … 212 A GRAY TO JD HOOKER, 31 OCT 1886 213 A GRAY TO JD HOOKER, 22 NOVEMBER 1886 …

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Preparation and specimens

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  • … Letters about leaving Cambridge, preparing for the voyage, sending specimens, and news from Darwin …

The Lyell–Lubbock dispute

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In May 1865 a dispute arose between John Lubbock and Charles Lyell when Lubbock, in his book Prehistoric times, accused Lyell of plagiarism. The dispute caused great dismay among many of their mutual scientific friends, some of whom took immediate action…

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  • … argument’ supported Darwin’s theory ([Lubbock] 1863b, p. 213).  In May 1864, Lubbock received …