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To Philip Lutley Sclater   28 February [1868]

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Bird specimens collected by Capt. P. P. King eventually went to British Museum, but many specimens were incorrectly marked.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  28 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (345)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5948

To H. T. Stainton   28 February [1868]

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Asks whether the colouring of particular butterflies has any protective function, to ascertain whether the function is other than sexual.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Tibbats Stainton
Date:  28 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  E.W. Classey Ltd (dealers) (1974)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5949

To G. G. Stokes   28 February [1868]

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Thanks GGS for information on the peacock’s feathers. Asks whether the colour zones around the "eye" could result from varying the thickness of the film of colouring matter or whether it would require different kinds of colouring matter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Gabriel Stokes, 1st baronet
Date:  28 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  CUL (Add MS 7656: D74)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5950

To J. D. Hooker   28 February [1868]

Summary

Does not understand JDH on Pangenesis: on last page he appears to admit all that he regards as mere words on previous pages.

Wallace admires chapter on Pangenesis.

Pangenesis is a comfort. CD gains no idea from words like "potentiality" or "diffusing an influence"; atoms and cells give a distinct idea.

A. Newton told George that Berthold Seemann wrote the Athenæum review

and that Lewis [Lewes] did not write the Pall Mall Gazette review [see 5874].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 55–7c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5951

From William Erasmus Darwin to Emma Darwin   28 February [1868]

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Crying in babies.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  28 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5952

From Alexander Wallace   28 February 1868

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Proportion of sexes in insects, captured and bred. [see Descent 1: 313.]

Author:  Alexander Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 85: B41–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5953

From W. S. Dallas   28 February 1868

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Thanks CD for second issue of Variation.

Is glad CD is satisfied with his translation of Piderit.

Will not start on Müller [Für Darwin] until CD has communicated with the author.

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5955
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The Mount, Shrewsbury

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Letters from home

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  • … Darwin writes in preparation for the voyage, and his father and sisters write with news from home …

Jemmy Button (Orundellico)

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Jemmy Button was known as Orundellico among the Yahgan, or canoe people of the southern part of Tierra del Fuego.  He was the fourth hostage taken by FitzRoy in 1830 following the theft of the small surveying boat. This fourteen-year old boy was called…

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  • … ‘so complete and grievous a change ’ (Darwin 1845, p. 228). The clean, stout lad was now ‘ a naked …

Fuegia Basket (Yokcushlu)

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Fuegia Basket was known as Yokcushlu among the Alakaluf, or canoe people from the western part of Tierra del Fuego. She was one of the hostages seized by Robert FitzRoy, after the small boat used for surveying the narrow inlets of the coast of Tierra del…

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  • … interpretation) some days on board’ (Darwin 1845, p. 228 n.).  Joseph Dalton Hooker told Darwin that …

Darwin in letters, 1847-1850: Microscopes and barnacles

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Darwin's study of barnacles, begun in 1844, took him eight years to complete. The correspondence reveals how his interest in a species found during the Beagle voyage developed into an investigation of the comparative anatomy of other cirripedes and…

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  • … in little frequented countries.’ ( Collected papers  1: 228). Not surprisingly, the leading …