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From Asa Gray   13 April 1863

Summary

Hopes CD will finish and bring out his book on variation.

AG will publish extracts of H. W. Bates’s paper on mimetic analogy [Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 36 (1863): 279–94].

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 165: 133
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4089

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 1868. See letter to Asa Gray, 11 May [1863] and n.  14. See letter to Asa Gray, 11 May [ …

To Daniel Oliver   [after 14 April 1863]

Summary

Thanks for information on Primula ovules. From what DO says the pollen-tubes ought to find their way to the micropyle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  [after 14 Apr 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 214
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4095

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 12 April 1863] and n.  3, and letter from Daniel Oliver, 14 April 1863  and nn.  6 and 11. …

To F. T. Buckland   1 February [1863]

Summary

CD sends thanks for information; will write about the fins.

His health is weak and he is "almost smothered" with facts and inquiries, so is trying to restrict the scope of his present work, on variation under domestication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Date:  1 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3961

Matches: 2 hits

  • … between 4 and 14 February 1863 (see ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix II)). …
  • 14) in January 1863, completing the work on 1 April (see ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  11, …

From William Bowman   31 January [1863]

Summary

Will supply CD with information "as far as my knowledge extends".

Suggests CD visit him.

Author:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  Sir John Paget Bowman
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4988

Matches: 1 hit

  • … his visit to London from 4 to 14 February 1863 ( Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix II). …

From George Bentham   21 May 1863

Summary

Returns CD’s pamphlets.

Wishes CD would work out further what keeps certain species immutable for great periods.

Feels himself a convert, but cannot go all lengths with CD.

Feels some reviewers distort CD’s argument.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 May 1863
Classmark:  DAR 160: 157
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4172

Matches: 1 hit

  • … the northern temperate zone. [Read 14 December 1858 and 11 January 1859. ] Memoirs of the …

From W. D. Fox   [11 February 1863]

Summary

Plans to meet CD in town.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [11 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 177
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3979

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  • … from 4 to 14 February 1863 (see ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix II)). …

To W. D. Fox   [10 February 1863]

Summary

Invites WDF to Down.

His stomach now so bad he cannot stay, even with close relations, for more than half an hour at a time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [10 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 136)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3975

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  • … from 4 to 14 February 1863 (see ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix II)). The …

To Thomas Rivers   [14 February 1863]

Summary

Delighted by curious case of inheritance in the weeping ash [cited in missing letter from TR] "which produced weeping seedlings and itself lost the weeping peculiarity!" Wishes he could get authentic information on the weeping elm.

What TR says of seedlings conquering each other well illustrates struggle for existence and natural selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Rivers
Date:  [14 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  19th Century Shop (catalogue 5, 1988)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3982

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  • … London from 4 to 14 February 1863 (see ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix II)). …

From John Scott   16 June [1863]

Summary

Orchid paper in press.

Asks CD to correct MS of his Primula paper [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 8 (1865): 78–126].

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 June [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4213

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Scott, [3 June 1863] and n.  14. See letter to John Scott, 11 June [1863] and n.  2. See …

From Isaac Anderson-Henry   14 February 1863

Summary

On holiday; cannot answer CD’s questions.

Author:  Isaac (Henry, Isaac Anderson) Anderson-Henry
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 159: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3985

Matches: 1 hit

  • … London from 4 to 14 February 1863 (see ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix II)). …

To George Gabriel Stokes   [12 February 1863?]

Summary

Thanks GGS for calculation [to determine the chances of the same peculiarity recurring in a family, see Variation 2: 5]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Gabriel Stokes, 1st baronet
Date:  [12 Feb 1863?]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library Add 7656: D76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4085

Matches: 1 hit

  • … between 4 and 14 February 1863 (see ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix II)). …

To Hugh Falconer   20 [January 1863]

Summary

If jaw belongs to Archaeopteryx, it will show great peculiarity. A German author has advanced the case as argument for Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  20 [Jan 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3928

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  • … London from 4 to 14 February 1863. See ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix II). …

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

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  • … London from 4 to 14 February 1863 (see ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix II)). …

From W. H. Flower   15 April 1863

Summary

Discusses having skull photographed and a cast made.

Author:  William Henry Flower
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 164: 137
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4101

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  • … 28 March –] 11 April 1863 ). See also letter to Armand de Quatrefages, 14 May [1863] , and …

To J. D. Hooker   15 February [1863]

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Summary

Asa Gray on democracy of plants.

Requests plants for new hothouse. Transferring plants to Down in winter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3986

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  • … from 4 to 14 February 1863 (see ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix II)). Emma …

From Francis Walker   26 February 1863

Summary

Identifies flies sent to him by CD. [CD note states that these were found with orchid pollinia adhering to them.]

Author:  Francis Walker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 181: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4014

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Frederick Smith, 11 February 1863 , and letter from S.  P.  Woodward, 14 February 1863), …

To T. H. Huxley   [8 February 1863]

Summary

On six-fingered men: suspects increase confined to metacarpals and digits. Has asked James Paget to look it up.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [8 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3973

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  • … between 4 and 14 February 1863 (see ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix II)). …

From Frederick Smith   11 February 1863

Summary

Has been unable to find a book [unspecified] wanted by CD.

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 177: 196
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3978

Matches: 1 hit

  • 14 February 1863, letter to H.  B.  Dobell, 16 February [1863], and ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  11, …

From W. B. Tegetmeier   18 February 1863

Summary

Hoped to meet CD at the Linnean Society to discuss pigeon and poultry breeding experiments.

Author:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 178: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3995

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  • … London from 4 to 14 February 1863 (see ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix II)), …

From James Paget   7 February 1863

Summary

Forwards a book [Horace Dobell, Lectures on the germs and vestiges of disease (1861)] and a genealogical table at the author’s request.

Author:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 174: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3971

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix II)). Dobell 1862  is cited in Variation 2: 14 n. and …
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