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To J. B. Baillière et ses fils   29 February [1868]

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Sends stamps to the value of 1s. 1d. and asks for parcel to be sent to 6 Queen Anne Street, Cavendish Square, London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  J. B. Baillière et ses fils
Date:  29 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealer) catalogue 698 (2012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4415F

To F. T. Buckland   29 February [1868]

Summary

CD sends thanks for information; he will write to Mr Bush.

In relation to the fecundation of ova CD adds that he has compared the use of very little pollen against an immense supply; found no difference in number or weight of seeds or in their germination.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Date:  29 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5956

To Leonard Jenyns   29 February [1868]

Summary

Thanks LJ for his useful facts. Will "look to" the reference about the nightingale.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Date:  29 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5957

To J. J. Weir   29 February [1868]

Summary

JJW’s note on birds was one of the most interesting CD has ever received. Asks several questions. CD is puzzled by cases of magpies whose mates were killed but who always immediately found others.

Alexander Wallace denies any effect of colour in sexual selection among Lepidoptera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  29 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5958

From William Sedgwick   29 February 1868

Summary

Sends extracts giving details of the case of age-limited, hereditary blindness [see Variation 2: 78].

Recounts some cases of reversion that he has encountered.

Author:  Sedgwick, William
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 177: 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5959

From H. T. Stainton   29 February 1868

Summary

Replies to CD on proportion of sexes in butterflies, coloration of moths, and courtship. Encloses copies of letters on these subjects between HTS, Henry Doubleday, and John Hellins.

Author:  Henry Tibbats Stainton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 85: B52-3; DAR 86: A16;
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5960

To John Bush   29 February [1868]

Summary

Writes at Frank Buckland’s suggestion. Can JB provide any information on the proportion of sexes in rats?

Do male rats fight for the possession of the female? Are they polygamous?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Bush
Date:  29 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5961
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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 …

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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  • … facts on dogs instincts Veterinary. vol: 9. p. 229. “A comparative view of the form of the …
  • … of precision be ascertained.  Asiatick Researches  4: 229–36.  119: 9a ——. 1799b. …
  • … reproduisant de graines.  Revue Horticole  4th ser. 1: 22–9.  *128: 155 Vilmorin …

Darwin’s study of the Cirripedia

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Darwin’s work on barnacles, conducted between 1846 and 1854, has long posed problems for historians. Coming between his transmutation notebooks and the Origin of species, it has frequently been interpreted as a digression from Darwin’s species work. Yet…

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  • … of this topic in the 1844 essay ( Foundations , p. 229).   ^2^ CD and other contemporary …