skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

Search: contains "Darwin, C. R", date is "1861", startDoc is "101"

Darwin Correspondence Project
Search:
Darwin and C and R in keywords [X]
1861 in date [X]
377 Items
Sorted by:  
Page: Prev  ...  6 7 8 9 10   ...  Next

To Andrew Murray   23 February [1861]

Summary

Sends pamphlet by Asa Gray [Natural selection not inconsistent with natural theology (1861)]. Hopes AM may get it noticed in any natural history periodical in Edinburgh.

Will send AM a corrected [3d] edition of Origin. AM will find little alteration in the parts he attacked, which, to the best of CD’s judgment, did not seem to require correction. Assures AM that he does not send his new edition out of bravado.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Andrew Dickson (Andrew) Murray
Date:  23 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  R. D. Pyrah
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3068

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Murray, Andrew …
  • r Crotch who has lately been in Berlin, that he saw the Anophthalmus Raymondi which had been taken in the cellars of a very ancient deserted monastery, near Toulon. I wish I knew whether the account has been published; it is very curious if true. Pray believe me | My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | C.  Darwin

To Daniel Oliver   27 May [1861]

Summary

Requests that exotic species of Vinca, which never set seed at Kew, be fertilised by pressing a fine bristle between anthers as a moth would its proboscis.

Asks that Primula farinosa be sent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  27 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 8 (EH 88205992)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3161

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Oliver, Daniel …
  • r Crocker liked experiments; if so I wish he would insert fine brush, like a Bee into a few exotic Polygalas which do not naturally seed & mark flowers & see if pods swell; I suspect they require insect agency. By the way you have not sent me P.  farinosa; I daresay you have been so busy that you forgot it. — I beg & pray you not merely to acknowledge this. Yours most sincerely | C.  Darwin

To John Crawfurd   7 April 1861

Summary

Thanks JC for pamphlets.

"I do not believe in Metempsychosis nor in Genesis – & you are growing so orthodox, that you will end your days, I believe, in believing in the Tower of Babel–."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Crawfurd
Date:  7 Apr 1861
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3114

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Crawfurd, John …
  • r . Crawfurd Very many thanks for your note & kind present of the two pamplets    I felt sure the one I asked about, was by you: but I did not know whether you acknowledged it. I can now refer to it as read at Oxford in 186–    I will look to Book about Indian dates. — I do not believe in metempsychosis nor in Genesis—& you are growing so orthodox, that you will end your days, I believe, in believing in the Tower of Babel— With sincere thanks | Yours very sincerely | C Darwin

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. …

To Charles Lyell   20 October [1861]

Summary

Continued discussion of Jamieson’s Glen Roy theory. Mentions river erosion of glaciers. Quotes from old letter to CL [1116].

Is working hard on orchids; fears subject is too complex for the public.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  20 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.268)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3291

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Lyell, Charles …
  • r J. & you have come to. The whole Glacial Theory is really a magnificent subject. — I have been working terribly hard lately (for me) at Orchids. The subject is, I fear, too complex for the Public & I fear I have made a great mistake in not keeping to my first intention of sending it to Linnean Soc y . ; but it is now too late, & I must make the best of a bad job. — —Yours affec y | C.  Darwin

To John Tyndall   23 February [1861]

Summary

Sends correspondence between Dr Erasmus Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood I [of Etruria] on glaciers.

Also a pamphlet [Asa Gray, Natural selection not inconsistent with natural theology (1861)] containing "the best account" of the Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  23 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 3 (EH 88205941)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3067

Matches: 1 hit

From Andrew Murray   3 March 1861

thumbnail

Summary

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

Matches: 1 hit

To the Field   [before 27 April 1861]

Summary

Requests facts concerning the colour of the parents of true dun horses. His interest also in the colour and presence of spinal stripes of dun horses or ponies before they lose their first hair.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  The Field
Date:  [before 27 Apr 1861]
Classmark:  The Field, the Farm, the Garden, the Country Gentleman’s Newspaper 17 (1861): 358
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3128A

Matches: 1 hit

To Luke Hindmarsh   3 May [1861]

Summary

Asks how many wild Chillingham cattle are killed each year. Interested in rate of increase.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Luke Hindmarsh
Date:  3 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3137

Matches: 1 hit

To Luke Hindmarsh   12 May [1861]

Summary

Thanks for information about natural increase of Chillingham cattle. Compares with case in Paraguay.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Luke Hindmarsh
Date:  12 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3146

Matches: 1 hit

To the Field   [before 15 June 1861]

Summary

His thanks to "Eques" of Argyllshire for his remarkable information on the inheritance of colour in horses. Acknowledges the difficulty of defining dun. Requests further information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  The Field
Date:  [before 15 June 1861]
Classmark:  The Field, the Farm, the Garden, the Country Gentleman’s Newspaper 17 (1861): 521
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3182A

Matches: 1 hit

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

Matches: 1 hit

To Henry Fawcett   20 July 1861

Summary

"You could not possibly have told me anything which would have given me more satisfaction than what you say about Mr. Mill’s opinion." [See 2868.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Fawcett
Date:  20 July 1861
Classmark:  Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3215A

Matches: 1 hit

To Charles Lyell   6 August [1861]

Summary

Bentham has sent a damaged spurless Orchis pyramidalis; asks CL to send another. Fears they are irregular monsters. [See Orchids, pp. 47–8.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  6 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 698)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3227

Matches: 1 hit

To Charles Hardy?   4 September [1861]

Summary

Has modified the statements about bees visiting clover for honey in 3d ed. of Origin. Can correspondent find out if clover in Lowestoft district was a second crop?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Hardy
Date:  4 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  Dawsons of Pall Mall (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3244

Matches: 1 hit

To George Rolleston   5 September [1861]

Summary

GR’s letter is a gold-mine.

Pleased to have Pierre Gratiolet’s comment on the embryology of greatly modified organs

and GR’s valuable cases of analogous variation.

Doubts craniologists, but recounts his father’s opinion that the shape of CD’s head was altered when he returned from the Beagle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Rolleston
Date:  5 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  Royal College of Physicians of London (ALS/D12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3245

Matches: 1 hit

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [before 14 September 1861]

Summary

Requests orchid specimens from Arethuseae division for his investigation of the many contrivances by which orchids are fertilised by insect agency.

Asks whether Charles Morren has published on the fertilisation of orchids by insect agency.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 14 Sept 1861]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, 14 September 1861, p. 831
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3252

Matches: 1 hit

  • Darwin, C. R. Gardeners’ Chronicle …

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [before 14 September 1861]

Summary

Two correspondents report fertilising Vinca rosea by imitating the action of an insect inserting its proboscis. Another says his Vinca rosea seed profusely without artificial fertilisation. CD asks what might explain the difference in results. In the latter instance, are the plants kept in a greenhouse with windows left open, so that moths could get access at night?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 14 Sept 1861]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, 14 September 1861, pp. 831–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3253

Matches: 1 hit

  • Darwin, C. R. Gardeners’ Chronicle …

To Daniel Oliver   9 April [1861]

Summary

Asks DO to identify enclosed Fumaria or Corydalis flower, with springing hood adaptation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  9 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 6 (EH 88205990)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3499

Matches: 1 hit

To A. G. More   19 July [1861]

Summary

Thanks for Epipactis palustris. Doubts moths are the visitants. Thanks for experiment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  19 July [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3213

Matches: 1 hit

Document type
letter (377)
Date
1861
01 (16)
02 (29)
03 (31)
04 (35)
05 (41)
06 (36)
07 (31)
08 (23)
09 (33)
10 (37)
11 (39)
12 (26)
Page: Prev  ...  6 7 8 9 10   ...  Next