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To Leonard Jenyns   22 February [1868]

Summary

Asks LJ which British birds are polygamous. His query relates to the possession by the male of secondary sexual characters.

CD is also interested in the numerical proportion of the sexes in birds.

Asks about the use of the horns in male lamellicorn or coprophagous beetles.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Date:  22 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5911

To A. R. Wallace   22 February [1868]

Summary

Reports work on sexual selection. Problems with the relative numbers of the two sexes and polygamy. Asks ARW’s help with several questions on polygamous birds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  22 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  British Library (Add 46434: 104–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5912

To Jean Jacques Moulinié   22 February [1868]

Summary

Sends corrections [for French edition of Variation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Jacques Moulinié
Date:  22 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Bibliothèque de Genève
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5913

To H. W. Bates   22 February [1868]

Summary

Thanks HWB for bringing "the question of sexes" before the Entomological Society. Feels he will come to some conclusion by comparison of numerous observations.

It appears Pangenesis "will expire unblessed and uncursed by the world".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  22 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph file, D)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5914

To J. V. Carus   22 February [1868]

Summary

Sends sheets of second issue [of Variation] with errata and changes to be made.

Refers to a favourable review,

and a contemptuous one in Athenæum written, he thinks, by Richard Owen [see 5931].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  22 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin-Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859 Darwin, Charles (Carus Nr. 17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5915

From Edward Wilson   22 February 1868

Summary

CD’s queries on expression.

Sends photo of a native Australian.

Author:  Edward Wilson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 181: 124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5916

From W. S. Dallas   22 February 1868

Summary

Has sent his translations [of parts of Theodor Piderit, System der Mimik und Physiognomik (1867)].

Fritz Müller’s Für Darwin [1864] would sell if well translated. WSD would be glad to undertake it.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5917
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Santa Fé, Argentina

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Inland trips

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  • … Writes of his journey from Rio Negro to Bahia Blanca, and his illness on an expedition to Santa Fé …