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To T. H. Huxley   21 February [1868]

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THH’s offer to read proof of essay on man encourages CD to write with satisfaction instead of a vague dread.

Begs Mrs Huxley not to forget corrugator supercilii in a crying child.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  21 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Dawson 108)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5408

To W. B. Tegetmeier   21 February [1868]

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Thanks WBT for tabulation of sex ratios in racehorses.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  21 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox collection) (Tegetmeier, W. B. ser. 1: 49)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5906

To H. T. Stainton   21 February [1868]

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Discusses factors possibly influencing the sex of caterpillars. Is gathering information on sex ratios in insects and would welcome any cases in which males seem to outnumber females.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Tibbats Stainton
Date:  21 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Lib. MSS/DAR: 21)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5907

To Roland Trimen   21 February [1868]

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RT’s argument about the Lasiocampa strikes him as very good; asks for any similar cases. Wonders whether male butterflies may serve more than one female.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roland Trimen
Date:  21 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Royal Entomological Society (Trimen papers, box 21: 65)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5908

From H. W. Bates   21 February 1868

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Comments on J. O. Westwood’s entomological nomenclature.

Discusses the organs for stridulation in Orthoptera [see Descent 1: 352ff].

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 82: A32–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5909

From Robert McLachlan   21 February 1868

Summary

On numerical proportions of sexes in insects; coloration. Dimorphism in dragonflies (Agrion) in which usual coloration is reversed in sexes [see Descent 1: 362–4].

Wallace seems to ride his hobby too hard.

Author:  Robert McLachlan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 86: A8–9, DAR 82: A88–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5910
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Chirk Castle, Wales

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A 'steady stupid old matron'

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  • … Darwin's former girlfriend writes of Shropshire friends, her illness and her baby daughter. …

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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  • … 1 to 216 —— vol 45— Whole vol. vol 47 p 221 to 424. —— 2 d . Series. vol 3. p …