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To W. E. Darwin   8 April [1868]

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Thanks C. L. Langstaff for his observations relating to expression. Has requested observations on the platysma. Discusses the actions of other facial muscles, especially during crying. [Encloses 5828.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  8 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 124, 128
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6103

From A. R. Wallace   8 [April] 1868

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If CD is not convinced by his notes on sterility, ARW has little doubt that he is wrong. In fact he was only half-convinced by his own arguments.

Modifies his first proposition [a species varies occasionally in two directions, but owing to free inter-crossing the variations never increase] and further discusses the subject.

Encloses Berthold Seemann’s notes on flora of the Hawaiian Islands. Presence of European alpine species in Hawaiian volcanoes is a "hard nut" for geographical distribution [but see ARW’s Island life (1880), p. 323].

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 [Apr] 1868
Classmark:  DAR 106: B57-8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6104

From G. R. Gray   8 April 1868

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Difference between sexes of Ibis rubra; change in plumage.

Author:  George Robert Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6105

From Giovanni Canestrini   8 April 1868

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Reports on Prof. Cornalia’s observations on the proportion of sexes in bees, and in healthy and sick silk moths, in nature and under domestication.

Author:  Giovanni Canestrini
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 86: A28–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6106

From W. S. Dallas   8 April 1868

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He never intended "A Lift for Darwin" as a serious title but as a way of arranging it. Lyell’s suggestion seems best to him: "Facts and Arguments For Darwin".

Author:  William Sweetland Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6107

From John Smith   8 April 1868

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Notes the differences in seed production between cross- and self-fertilized flowers of Victoria regia.

Author:  John Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 76: B175
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6108
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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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  • … par F. Cuvier sur l’instinct”—L’Institut 1839. p. 408 [Flourens 1839] read Quarterly Review …