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From Francis Walker   24 June [1862]



Identified two flies as species of Empis that suck flowers, but the females also feed on small Diptera.

Author:  Francis Walker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 June [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 70: 182
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10547

To William Walmisley Baxter   26 January [1862]


Discusses deduction from bill for medicine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  26 Jan [1862]
Classmark:  University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13773

To Edward Cresy   8 January [1862 or 1868]


Obliged for the Theophrastus. Will return it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  8 Jan [1862 or 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 321
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13788

To William Pamplin   4 [July 1862]


Requests priced samples of paper for mounting dried plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Pamplin
Date:  4 [July 1862]
Classmark:  Bangor University Archives and Special Collections (Pamplin papers PAMP/40)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13871

To ?   11 March [1862–9]


Gives permission to insert in his magazine anything from CD’s works.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  11 Mar [1862-9]
Classmark:  Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13877F

To ?   29 March [1862–9]


Declines, regretfully, to contribute to or to have his name appear on a new magazine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  29 Mar [1862-9]
Classmark:  Wellcome Library (MS.7781/8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13878

From Daniel Oliver   16 September 1862


Envelope containing specimens (apparently mentioned in the letter from Daniel Oliver 27 February 1863 (S 4015)).

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 142: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13891G

From Daniel Oliver   [4–8 February 1862]



Cites descriptions of melastomads in C. V. Naudin, Annales des Sciences Naturelles 3d ser., vols. 12–18.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4–8 Feb 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 205.8: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2916

From James Bateman   [1 February 1862]


Glad CD approves of the orchids he sent.

Believes the pollinia of Mormodes are projected; thinks CD should look at the pollinia of Chysis and investigate the hybrid between Limatodes and Calanthe.

Author:  James Bateman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Feb 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 160.1: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3356

From Robert Bateman   [28 January 1862]


For his father [James Bateman], he sends three more species of orchids and names of others described by CD.

Author:  Robert Bateman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Jan 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 160.1: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3357

To John St Barbe   [before 3 July 1862]


Wishes to invest some money in railway shares; asks for the advice of the bank’s brokers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Union Bank
Date:  [before 3 July 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3358

To John St Barbe   [16 July 1862]


Wants to invest some money, as Treasurer of the Down Friendly Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John St Barbe
Date:  [16 July 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 3r
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3360

To James Brown Gibson   [after 29 June 1862]


Thanks JBG for acceding to his wishes in the endeavour to discover whether hair colour in Europeans is correlated with susceptibility to tropical diseases [see Descent 1: 244–5].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Brown Gibson
Date:  [after 29 June 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3361

From Andrew Smith   [November? 1862]


AS has been seriously ill with rheumatic fever.

Is studying the natives of South Africa to see whether he can trace any connection between them and the populations of North Africa.

Author:  Andrew Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Nov? 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 184
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3362

From W. E. Darwin   [2 November 1862]


Counted seeds by tens. Sends some.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 Nov 1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3362F

From H. G. Bronn   [before 11 March 1862]


Asks if CD will have corrections for 2d German ed. of Origin.

CD’s theory only natural way to explain creation but contradicts current knowledge about origin of life from inorganic matter.

Has read Primula paper [Collected papers 2: 45–63] with interest.

Author:  Heinrich Georg Bronn
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 11 Mar 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 160.3: 319
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3363

From Thomas Campbell Eyton   [after 19 May 1862?]


Sends photograph. Asks CD for his.

Author:  Thomas Campbell Eyton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 19 May 1862?]
Classmark:  DAR 163: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3364

From Ellen Frances Lubbock to Emma Darwin   [January 1862]


Trying to persuade CD to visit JL.

Author:  Ellen Frances Hordern; Ellen Frances Lubbock
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [Jan 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 170.1: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3368

From John Brodie Innes   2 January [1862]


Quiz has been sent off to Down.

JBI will leave for Scotland on Monday.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 167.1: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3370

To J. B. Innes   [3] January [1862]


Quiz arrived safely.

CD’s three sons are in bed with bad colds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  [3] Jan [1862]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3371
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