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To George Henry Turnbull   [16? February 1863]

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Thanks for letting Horwood superintend erection of hothouse.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Henry Turnbull
Date:  [16? Feb 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 261.11: 5 (EH 88206057)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3893

To T. H. Huxley   16 February [1863]

Summary

It is not carpal or tarsal bones that are increased [in six-fingered men] but generally only the digits and metacarpals.

Pectoral fins of fish and sharks.

Asks THH to check P. M. Roget’s statement that there is a rudiment of a sixth digit in frogs.

[P.S. missing from original.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  16 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 200, 202)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3987

To Roland Trimen   16 February [1863]

Summary

Further discusses RT’s observations on Cape [of Good Hope] orchids and asks whether it would be possible for him to send some specimens to Kew.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roland Trimen
Date:  16 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  Royal Entomological Society (Trimen papers, box 21: 55)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3988

From J. D. Hooker   [16 February 1863]

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Summary

British attitude towards America: not hate as Asa Gray thinks, but contempt.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [16 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 103–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3989

To Horace Benge Dobell   16 February [1863]

Summary

Thanks HBD for his lectures On the germs and vestiges of disease [1861].

Thinks his reasoning that the V. M. F. ("force exhibited in the operations of life") is not a "given quantity" is satisfactory.

How far the conditions of life affect the forms of organic life puzzles CD more than any other part of his subject. Thinks he may have underrated its importance in Origin.

Asks for source of the quotation on regeneration in HBD’s work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Horace Benge Dobell
Date:  16 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  Barton L. Smith
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3990

To John Scott   16 February [1863]

Summary

Tells JS Acropera capsule should be left to grow.

JS was correct on "bud-variation" in fern frond.

Does not believe Primula structure necessarily related to dioecism, but the difference in fertility of the two forms forced him to admit the possibility.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  16 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 93: B55, B81–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3991

To Camille Dareste   16 February [1863]

Summary

Thanks for letter and pamphlet.

His approbation of Origin is extremely gratifying, especially since Origin produced no effect whatever in France.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gabriel-Madeleine-Camille (Camille) Dareste
Date:  16 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 368
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3992

To J. J. Briggs   16 February [1863]

Summary

Sends belated thanks for the useful facts which he plans to quote. [See 3963.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Joseph Briggs
Date:  16 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  Mrs H. Codd (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3992A

To T. H. Huxley   [after 16 February 1863]

Summary

A note reminding THH to examine the rudiment of the 6th toe on the hind foot of a Batrachian.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [after 16 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 202)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3992F
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Buenos Ayres

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Bones from Argentina

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  • … Writes of sending home fossil finds at Bahia Blanca and Guardia del Monte from his overland …

Edward Lumb

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Edward Lumb was born in Yorkshire. According to the memoirs of his daughter Anne, Lady Macdonell, he travelled to Buenos Aires aged sixteen with his merchant uncle, Charles Poynton, and after some fortunate enterprises set up in business there. In 1833…

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  • … Edward Lumb was born in Yorkshire. According to the memoirs of his daughter Anne, Lady Macdonell, …

Books on the Beagle

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‘Considering the limited disposable space in so very small a ship, we contrived to carry more instruments and books than one would readily suppose could be stowed away in dry and secure places’. So wrote Captain FitzRoy in the Narrative (2: 18). CD, in his…

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  • … Proceedings of the Geological Society of London  1 (1834): 21–6. (DAR 35.2: 357). Carne, …

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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  • … American Journal of Science and   Arts ] vol. 44 p. 1 to 216 —— vol 45— Whole vol. …