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From Emma Darwin   [June 1861]

Summary

Describes her compassion for all his sufferings and writes of her wish that his gratitude could be offered to heaven as well as to herself. To her, the only relief is to try to believe that suffering and illness are from God’s hand "to help us to exalt our minds & to look forward with hope to a future state".

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [June 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.8: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3169

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  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Darwin, C. R. …

From H. C. Watson   [after 24 July 1861]

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Gives CD an instance of facts that can be read either way as to whether a plant (Veronica humifusa) is a species or a variety.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 24 July 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 47: 162
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13853

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Watson, H. C. Darwin, C. R. …
  • Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. …

From Daniel Oliver   [after 8 October 1861]

Summary

Finds no trace of nectar in Stanhopea saccata.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 8 Oct 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3280

Matches: 1 hit

From George Bentham   29 November 1861

Summary

Lists pairs of Oxalis species with differing proportions of stamens and styles.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Nov 1861
Classmark:  DAR 109 (ser. 2): 121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3332

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From George Rolleston   16 April 1861

Summary

Index of Origin does not refer to variability of rudimentary organs mentioned at pp. 149, 168. Offers references to Rudolf Leuckart and to Franz von Leydig to support CD’s point.

Author:  George Rolleston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Apr 1861
Classmark:  DAR 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3120

Matches: 1 hit

From Daniel Oliver   8 November 1861

Summary

Refers CD to a paper which he ought to know: Ch. Fermond, "Faits pour servir à l’histoire générale de la fécondation chez les végétaux", Recueil des travaux de la Société d’émulation pour les sciences pharmaceutiques 3 (1859).

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov 1861
Classmark:  DAR 91: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3312

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From Tiberius Cornelis Winkler   7 July 1861

Summary

Sends his article ["Quelques nouvelles espèces de poissons fossiles", Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen, Haarlem 2d ser. 14 (1861)]

and Dutch translation of the Origin.

Author:  Tiberius Cornelius Winkler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 July 1861
Classmark:  Edinburgh University Library, Centre for Research Collections (Gen.117/6084)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3202

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From B. P. Brent   15 June 1861

Summary

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

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Brent, B. P. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Sir | Your’s sincerly | B P Brent To C Darwin Esq r . 0.3 Dear … times— 1.4] crossed red …

From Francis Walker   1 February 1861

Summary

Identifies two dipterous species of parasites [chalcidites].

Was not able to attend to the aphids last year, but will make use of CD’s suggestions and "study as much as I can the inquiry as to species".

Author:  Francis Walker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1861
Classmark:  DAR 46.2 (ser. 3): 54–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3053

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Walker, Francis Darwin, C. R. …
  • Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Fallén, Carl Frederik. 1814–27. Diptera Sveciæ. 2 vols. in 1. Lund. 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 Andrew Murray   3 March 1861

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Will be pleased to review Asa Gray’s pamphlet [see 3068].

Is not surprised that blind cave insects are sometimes found in other dark places.

Author:  Andrew Dickson (Andrew) Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar 1861
Classmark:  DAR 47: 154–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3077

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From Hugh Falconer   23 June 1861

Summary

Offers CD a live Proteus anguinus from Adelsberg cave. In his hands it will have a fair chance of developing into "some type of Columbidae (say a pouter or tumbler)".

The Origin is universally praised in Italy and Germany, even by those who disagree with it.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 June 1861
Classmark:  DAR 99: 3–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3194

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From H. C. Watson   20 September 1861

Summary

The Primula experiments of J. Sidebotham; HCW’s distrust of the results [see J. Sidebotham, "Specific identity of the cowslip and the primrose", Phytologist 3 (1849): 703–5].

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1861
Classmark:  DAR 181: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3258

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Watson, H. C. Darwin, C. R. …
  • Darwin I have some recollection of intimating a distrust of M r . Sidebotham’s recorded experiments on Primroses, &c.   …

From George Maw   15 March 1861

Summary

Asks for a testimonial for Edward Newman.

Discusses the Origin, considers natural selection works well when applied to the evolution of nations and groups of men; on the other hand feels the classification of mineral elements is a damaging analogy as it parallels organic classification but could not be derived by any evolutionary means.

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1861
Classmark:  DAR 171.1(3): 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3089

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From William Hugh Gower   23 November 1861

Summary

Sends notes on fertilisation of Victoria regia tending to show that impregnation with foreign pollen increases productivity of seeds.

Author:  William Hugh Gower
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Nov 1861
Classmark:  DAR 165: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3327

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Gower, W. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. …

From H. W. Bates   [before 25 September 1861]

Summary

Mention of Volucella.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 25 Sept 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 160.3: 63 (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3240

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From H. C. Watson   24 July 1861

Summary

Distribution of varieties and subspecies.

George Maw’s review of the Origin [Zoologist 19 (1861): 7577–611].

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 July 1861
Classmark:  DAR 181: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3218

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From Daniel Oliver   [before 8 November 1861]

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List of references on orchid structure and fertilisation.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 8 Nov 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 225–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3039

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From Asa Gray   [27 and 29 August] and 2 September [1861]

Summary

Gives some observations on the sensitivity of Drosera species and comments on cases of "dioecio-dimorphism".

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 and 29 Aug 1861 and 2 Sept 1861
Classmark:  DAR 110 (ser. 2): 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3242

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From George Maw   27 August [1861]

Summary

Thanks CD for his letter about GM’s review of the Origin.

Sends instances of correlative organisation and functions which he finds difficult to believe could have accumulated by gradual modifications.

[Letter erroneously dated 1862 by GM.]

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 11–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3236

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Maw, George Darwin, C. R. …
  • Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–. 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 John Innes   [before 6 April 1861]

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A bee’s sting always remains behind.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 6 Apr 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 48: 69
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3074

Matches: 1 hit

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