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From J. J. Weir   31 July 1872

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On variegated leaves; a feature not inherited consistently.

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 July 1872
Classmark:  DAR 181: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8440

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  • 1868 produce this effect? My friend has lived in the house some 20 years & therefore the observation is trustworthy, & I have personally taken the greatest interest in examing the spot from time to time Yours very truly | J Jenner Weir C Darwin Esq r

From G. R. Gray   8 April 1868

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Difference between sexes of Ibis rubra; change in plumage.

Author:  George Robert Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6105

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  • 1868 Dear Sir I must trouble you with a line to say that the difference between the sexes of the Ibis rubra is, that the female is smaller than the male. — It is stated, that the bird is three year old, before it assumes the Scarlet plumage. Yours faithfully | G.  R.  Gray C.  Darwin, …

From Charles Pritchard   24 January 1868

Summary

Congratulations on success of CD’s son [George].

Author:  Charles Pritchard
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 174: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5797

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  • Darwin, Accept my most hearty congratulations on your Son’s grand Success. Your delight & that of M rs Darwin must indeed be enviably great. Omnes omnia bona dicere. May your Son’s entire career be after the model of this beginning Believe me | My dear M r Darwin | Yours sincerely | C.  Pritchard Jan 24. 1868 | …

From F. F. Hallett   21 May 1875

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Insists that he, not Le Couteur, was the first to recognise and exploit variation within wheat varieties. Disturbed he was not acknowledged in Variation.

Author:  Frederic Francis Hallett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 166: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9988

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  • 1868 and above all at having what I had discovered attributed to another. On the inside I send rough sketch showing my system of selection— and am | Dear Sir, | Yours faithfully | Fred r . F.  Hallett [DIAG HERE] Chas Darwin Esq | MA.  FRS | &c & …

From E. L. Layard   [September–October 1856]

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Preference of stallions for hybrid mares.

Author:  Edgar Leopold Layard
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Sept–Oct 1856]
Classmark:  DAR 83: 185–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1897

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  • Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. Stauffer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1975. Variation : The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868. …

From A. R. Wallace   4 October 1868

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Sexual differences in coloration. Sexual selection versus natural selection as explanations. ARW continues to argue against sexual selection, saying that natural selection, in keeping the female dull for protection, would account for differences in sexual colouring more effectively than inheritance and partial transmission of sexually selected male colours. Colours of female birds of paradise. Protective coloration. Disagrees with CD on coincidence of hidden nests and bright colours of females.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1868
Classmark:  DAR 106: B68–69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6408

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  • r . 4th.  1868. Dear Darwin I should have answered your letter before, but I have been very busy reading over my MSs.  the last time before going to press, drawing Maps &c & …

From William Masters   8 May 1860

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Observations on hybrids from crossed cabbage varieties.

Author:  William Masters
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 May 1860
Classmark:  DAR 76 (ser. 2): 166–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2792

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  • Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. Stauffer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1975. Variation : The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868. …

From Leonard Blomefield   12 March 1877

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Congratulates CD on testimonials from the savants of Germany and the Netherlands [Nature 15 (1877): 356, 410–12] and generally on his contributions to biology.

Asks if and when CD’s "Variability of organic beings in a state of nature", as projected in 1868 [see Variation 1: 4] is to appear.

Author:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1877
Classmark:  DAR 168: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10889

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  • Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. Stauffer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1975. Variation : The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868. …

From Thomas Hutton   8 March 1856

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TH believes that the progeny of hybrid crosses, in which a domesticated or "artificial" race is involved, tend to resemble the more "natural" of their parents [see Natural selection, p. 486].

Provides some information on local hybrid domestic geese [see Natural selection, p. 439] and pigeons.

Author:  Thomas Hutton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Mar 1856
Classmark:  DAR 166: 283
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1838

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  • Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. Stauffer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1975. Variation : The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868. …

From John Scott   7 January [1864]

Summary

Has finished correcting Primula paper [see 4332].

Has presented paper on monoecious spikes of maize [Edinburgh New Philos. J. 2d ser. 19 (1864): 213–20].

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 98, 99 f.3; Edinburgh Courant, 19 December 1863, p. 8.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4382

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  • Darwin. [Read 20 February 1868. ] Journal of the Linnean Society of London ( Botany ) 10 (1869): 393–437. Natural selection : Charles Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. …

From B. P. Brent   15 June 1861

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On his father’s crossing experiments with cacti, in which hybrids were found quite fertile.

On his breeding of guinea-pigs.

Sends Miss E. Watts’s message about crested fowls and Brahmas.

Author:  Bernard Peirce Brent
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 June 1861
Classmark:  DAR 160.2: 300
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3184

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  • Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. Stauffer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1975. Variation : The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868. …

From J. V. Carus   14 November 1871

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News of progress of German editions of Origin

and Descent.

Asks CD for references on chabius – a Chilean hybrid of goat and sheep.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 161: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8067

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  • Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. Stauffer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1975. Origin : On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1859. Settegast, Hermann Gustav. 1868. …
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