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To S. J. Pozzi   26 February 1879

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Thanks for sending him work on the skull.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Jean Pozzi
Date:  26 Feb 1879
Classmark:  Nicholas Bourdet (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11904F

From E. P. Wright   26 February 1879

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Is applying for the Chair of Botany at Edinburgh and asks CD for a testimonial.

Author:  Edward Perceval Wright
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Feb 1879
Classmark:  DAR 181: 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11905

To E. K. Blyth   26 February [1879]

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Details of publications by G. H. Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edmund Kell Blyth
Date:  26 Feb [1879]
Classmark:  Maggs Brothers (dealers) (catalogue 1432, 2009)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11905F
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Glories of a Brazilian forest

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  • … Describes his first encouter with a tropical forest and recieves geological information and …

Richard Matthews

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Richard Matthews was 21 years old when he stepped aboard the Beagle, destined for a lonely career as a missionary in Tierra del Fuego. The Church Missionary Society had arranged for him to accompany the three Fuegians (Fuegia Basket, Jemmy Button, and York…

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  • … time to save his life’, Darwin recorded (Darwin 1845, p. 226). Matthews was back on board the …

The evolution of honeycomb

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Honeycombs are natural engineering marvels, using the least possible amount of wax to provide the greatest amount of storage space, with the greatest possible structural stability. Darwin recognised that explaining the evolution of the honey-bee’s comb…

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  • … a structure like that of the honey-bee ( Origin , p. 226). Further, there were advantages to a …