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To George Cupples   29 May [1868]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  29 May [1868]
Classmark:  19th Century Shop (dealer) April 2016
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6214F

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  • … 2016 Charles Robert Darwin Down 29 May [1868] George Cupples Darwin, C. R. Cupples, George …

From Sven Nilsson to J. D. Hooker   25 October 1868

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His correspondents in Lapland will provide CD with the information on reindeer horns. Refers him to Linnaeus, Amoenitates academicae, vol. 4.

Author:  Sven Nilsson
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  25 Oct 1868
Classmark:  DAR 172: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6430

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  • 1868 Professor! I have written to two of my friends who have personal knowledge of Lapland, to obtain the information that M r . Darwin wanted about Reindeer Antlers &c    …
  • 1868. Monsieur le Professeur! J’ai écrit à deux de mes amis qui ont des connaissances personnelles à la Lapponie, pour avoir les renseignements qu’a souhaitté M r . Darwin, sur les Cornes du Renne &c    …

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 | …

To George Moultrie Salt   5 February [1868]

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Forwards a letter from John Horner of Market Drayton, Shropshire, concerning £2000 he considers due to him from CD under the terms of the will of Sarah Bayley.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Moultrie Salt
Date:  5 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Rachel Salt (private collection); sold by Spink’s (dealers), July 2018
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5839G

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  • 1868 Dear Sir By the death of Mrs T. Bayley a sum of £2000 [illeg] 3 per cent standing in the names of R. W. Darwin dec d . C. …

From Alexander Shaw to Marion Bell   27 November 1868

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Asks MB to forward information to CD regarding works dealing with expression, in particular refers to Sir Charles Bell’s work The nervous system [3d ed. (1836)].

Author:  Alexander Shaw
Addressee:  Marion Bell
Date:  27 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 177: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6480

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  • r 1868 My Dear Marion Will you inform Mr Darwin that the Footnote in the 3 d Ed n .  of the “Expression”, referring to the “Nervous System” p.  175, has reference to Sir Charles’ Work—“On the Nervous System of the Human Body” &c.   …

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 & …