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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

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  • … 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. …

To Frederick Temple   [c. 28 February 1861]

Summary

Regret that the Archbishop of Canterbury and other English Bishops have severely censured Essays and Reviews [1860]. Believe "such enquiries conducted in a spirit so earnest and reverential … must tend to elicit truth, and to foster a spirit of sound religion". [Signed by CD, numerous men of science, and others.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Temple
Date:  [c. 28 Feb 1861]
Classmark:  H. G. Hutchinson 1914, 1: 57–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2628

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To ?   20 June [1861–8]

Summary

Sends a copy of the paper [with A. R. Wallace, "On the tendency of species to form varieties" (1858), Collected papers 2: 3–19] about which his correspondent asked; CD’s parts were written years ago and not intended for publication; he gave permission for publication of the extracts. Wallace’s paper seems to him excellent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  20 June [1861-8]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13879

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To ?   25 November [1861–8]

Summary

Has read correspondent’s notice on bent cleavage. Refers him to observations on the same fact in South America, p. 160. CD has also suggested a conjectural explanation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  25 Nov [1861-8]
Classmark:  Royal Institution of Great Britain (RI MS F/1/M)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13881

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To W. E. Darwin   1 [June 1861]

Summary

Writes about dealings through John Lubbock regarding [a banking partnership for] WED.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  1 [June 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3171

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  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • … William | Your affect. — | C.  Darwin —May 30 1861 My dear M r . Lubbock— Many thanks for …

To John Lubbock   6 June [1861]

Summary

Arrangements for a meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  6 June [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.7: 3 (EH 88205928)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3177

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  • Darwin, C. R. Lubbock, John …
  • r . A.  to say so; he will receive letter tomorrow morning. — Yours most sincerely | C.  Darwin

To W. E. Darwin   17 [October 1861]

Summary

Discusses business matters relating to WED and the bank.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  17 [Oct 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3287

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To Leonard Horner   14 February [1861]

Summary

Variations in nature arise from unknown causes, accidentally or spontaneously, and are preserved by natural selection if beneficial.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Leonard Horner
Date:  14 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3062

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  • Darwin, C. R. Horner, Leonard …
  • … I make myself clear. — Believe me | My dear M r Horner | Yours very sincerely | C.  Darwin

To Alexander Goodman More   8 March [1861]

Summary

Obliged for offer to observe orchids.

Not surprised that AGM demurs to acceptance of his views. Discusses effects of natural selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  8 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3084

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To A. G. More   4 June [1861]

Summary

Sends queries concerning insect fertilisation of Epipactis palustris.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  4 June [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3175

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To A. G. More   7 July [1861]

Summary

Asks for more flowers of Epipactis palustris. Asks AGM to experiment on Epipactis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  7 July [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3203

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To A. G. More   13 [August 1861]

Summary

Has found hundreds of Spiranthes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  13 [Aug 1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3232

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To A. G. More   23 September [1861]

Summary

Would like capsule of Epipactis palustris. Asks for information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  23 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3262

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To A. G. More   1 October [1861]

Summary

Discusses seed capsules [of Epipactis palustris?].

Sorry AGM is in bad health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  1 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3273

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To D. F. Nevill   27 November [1861]

Summary

Thanks Dorothy Nevill for her assistance in supplying him with plants, but he will not require any more. Asks her to remember him to A. E. Knox.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  27 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Hindman (dealers) (8 October 2020, lot 44)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3414F

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To D. F. Nevill   [1861–82]

Summary

[Valediction and signature only.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  [1861–82]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9791

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To Andrew Murray   3 March [1861]

Summary

Thanks AM for his note. [Asa Gray’s] pamphlet was meant for AM if he thinks it worth accepting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Andrew Dickson (Andrew) Murray
Date:  3 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  R. D. Pyrah
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3079

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To Daniel Oliver   1 April [1861]

Summary

CD never dreamed primroses did not abound with DO; apologises for trouble and sends flowers.

Will repay DO for cost of Cypripedium and for the Dionaea, if any can be got.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  1 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.243)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3106

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To Samuel Birch   21 April [1861]

Summary

Regrets having troubled SB during his illness. His thanks for the assistance already given.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Birch
Date:  21 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  British Museum (Department of the Middle East, Correspondence, 1826–67: 1493
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3124A

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To Edward Walford   13 June [1861]

Summary

Sends "the dates of the principal events of my Life" requested by EW [for use in his Men of the time (1862)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Walford
Date:  13 June [1861]
Classmark:  Ralph Colp Jr (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3181

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