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To Peter Martin Duncan   13 April [1868?]

Summary

Promises to send coral specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Peter Martin Duncan
Date:  13 Apr [1868?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (272)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13802

From W. E. Darwin   [13 April 1868]

Summary

Action of facial muscles at onset of crying.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 Apr 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5965

To B. D. Walsh   13 April [1868]

Summary

BDW’s letter [6051?] and his notes are a "mine of wealth". The negative evidence is of much value. Sexual selection is a perplexing subject – finds he "must make the best of a rather bad job".

Sends copy [of Variation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Benjamin Dann Walsh
Date:  13 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6113

To John Murray   13 April [1868]

Summary

Asks JM to send Variation to G. Boccardo in Italy.

Sends title (suggested by Lyell) for translation of Fritz Müller’s Für Darwin (which Dallas is translating). CD does not wish to go to great expense in advertising it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  13 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 184–185)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6114

From George Henslow   13 April 1868

Summary

Thanks for Casimir de Candolle’s paper ["Théorie de l’angle unique en phyllotaxie", Arch. Sci. Phys. & Nat. 23 (1865): 199–212].

Author:  George Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 166
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6115

From Roland Trimen   13 April 1868

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Extract from Émile Blanchard’s Metamorphoses, moeurs et instincts des insectes [1868], on attraction of males by female Lepidoptera, and possible explanation.

Author:  Roland Trimen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 85: B50–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6116
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St George Jackson Mivart

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In the second half of 1874, Darwin’s peace was disturbed by an anonymous article in the Quarterly Review suggesting that his son George was opposed to the institution of marriage and in favour of ‘unrestrained licentiousness’. Darwin suspected, correctly,…

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