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To Henry Doubleday   [before 5 February 1857]

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Have all varieties been bred from the same set of eggs so that there can be no doubt they are all the same species?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Doubleday
Date:  [before 5 Feb 1857]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2032

From Henry Doubleday   5 February 1857

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The variations of Peronea caused A. H. Haworth and J. F. Stephens to create 30 or 40 species based on colour and markings. HD was first to be convinced these would be reduced to two.

Discusses species that closely resemble one another;

cites species that differ in variation in different localities;

in some double-brooded species the broods differ markedly in size and colour.

Encloses his list of varieties of Peronea.

Author:  Henry Doubleday
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Feb 1857
Classmark:  DAR 162: 236
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2047
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Dramatisation script

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Re: Design – Adaptation of the Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Asa Gray and others… by Craig Baxter – as performed 25 March 2007

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  • … poor dear Hooker in his bereavement. DARWIN:  205   The death of Mrs Hooker has …
  • … 204  FROM A GRAY 11 DECEMBER 1874 205  TO A GRAY 25 DECEMBER 1874 206  …

The Mount, Shrewsbury

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Letters from home

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  • … Darwin writes in preparation for the voyage, and his father and sisters write with news from home …

The Voyage of the Beagle

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It was a letter from his friend and former teacher, John Stevens Henslow, that brought the 22-year-old Charles Darwin news of the offer of a place on board the Admiralty surveying vessel, HMS Beagle, on a voyage to chart the coast of South America. It took…

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  • … Capt. F. wants a man (I understand) more as a companion than a mere collector & would not take …

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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  • … While much of the material from these portfolios is in DAR 205, the letter from William Edward …
  • … islands by Arthur Adams . 2 vols. London. [Abstract in DAR 205.3: 180.] 119: 21a Bell, …
  • … Australis . 2 vols. and atlas. London. [Abstract in DAR 205.4: 50–2.]  *119: 1v.; 119: 20a …
  • …   the   river Zaire . London. [Abstract in DAR 205.4: 46–9.]  *119: 1v.; 119: 2a, 20a …
  • …   history of creation” . London. [Abstract in DAR 205.9(2): 215.]  119: 16a [——]. 1847.  …
  • … of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. Philadelphia. [Abstract in DAR 205.3: 143–51.]  128: 6 Dana, …
  • … et La Zélée, 1837–40 . 23 vols. Paris. [Abstract in DAR 205.3: 47–9.]  119: 16a Dun, …
  • … 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825 . 7 vols. Paris. [Abstract in DAR 205.3: 55–7.]  119: 1a …
  • … vols. London. [Darwin Library. Abstract in DAR 71: 215–16; 205.3: 78.]  *119: 19v.; 119: 21a; 128: …
  • … by Lord Derby’s notes.  Knowsley. [Abstract in DAR 205.3: 165.]  *119: 21v. Gray, Thomas. …
  • … eastern part of Java.  2 vols. London. [Abstract in DAR 205.3: 138.]  119: 20a ——. 1857.  …