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To Richard Kippist   27 [February or March 1861?]

Summary

Requests a number of books to be sent by the carrier on Thursday morning.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Kippist
Date:  27 [Feb or Mar] 1861
Classmark:  Morristown National Historical Park (Lloyd W. Smith MS 697)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3889A

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  • Darwin, C. R. Kippist, Richard …
  • … de Phys: Vol.  2. but I know M r Sclater had it out. — Yours sincerely | C.  Darwin

To John Lindley   18 October [1861]

Summary

Thanks JL for identifying Catasetum saccatum.

Writes of his interest ("more than almost anything in my life") in orchids, but fears he is rash to publish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  18 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 193)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3289

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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To John Lubbock   [8 June 1861]

Summary

Asks to meet JL for a final talk about the banking partnership for William Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [8 June 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.7: 2 (EH 88205927)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3179

Matches: 1 hit

To Hugh Falconer   [24 June 1861]

Summary

Thanks HF for offer of valuable specimen, but CD has no aquarium. Suggests the Zoological Society would be the best place for it.

Will keep HF’s note among a very few precious letters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  [24 June 1861]
Classmark:  LL 2: 375
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3196

Matches: 1 hit

To John Tyndall   24 July [1861]

Summary

Has been idling and enjoying the scenery.

"At dinner we were all sticking bits of ice together by their points, marvelling at the phenomenon and talking of you."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  24 July [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 4 (EH 88205942)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3217

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To Charles Lyell   13 [August 1861]

Summary

Thanks CL for orchids acquired from a collector.

Discusses role of Providence in variation. Does CL honestly think it applies to variations in domestication? If not ordained there, sees no reason for it in nature either.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  13 [Aug 1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.260)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3230

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To Williams & Norgate   25 August [1861]

Summary

Instructions to a book seller.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  25 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3235F

Matches: 1 hit

  • Darwin, C. R. Williams & Norgate …

To Oswald Heer?   20 April [1861?]

Summary

Thanks for correspondent’s Untersuchungen [? Über das Klima und die Vegetationsverhältnisse des Tertiärlandes (1860)]. CD has always considered subject interesting and important.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Oswald Heer
Date:  20 Apr [1861?]
Classmark:  Catherine Barnes (dealer) (2002)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2765

Matches: 1 hit

To Thomas Salt   17 February [1861]

Summary

Thanks for information about Major Owen’s mortgage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Salt
Date:  17 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  Rachel Salt (private collection); sold by Spink’s (dealers), July 2018
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3063F

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To Williams & Norgate   4 March [1861]

Summary

CD is obliged for the securing of [Ferguson’s illustrated book of domestic poultry]. Since he has already been given a copy, may he return this one?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  4 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Autogr.: Darwin, Charles Robert, Bl. 1-2 )
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3082F

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  • Darwin, C. R. Williams & Norgate …

To W. E. Darwin   4 November [1861]

Summary

Reports events at Down;

has been doing good work on the homologies of orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  4 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3307

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To Richard Kippist   7 January [1861]

Summary

Orders journal volume [Mémoires présentées par divers savans à l’Académie des Sciences 4] from librarian.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Kippist
Date:  7 Jan [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3044

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  • Darwin, C. R. Kippist, Richard …
  • R.  des Sciences: Paris. — Tom. IV. I hope to call for it myself; if I fail I will send Carrier for it on Thursday. — Yours very faithfully | C.  Darwin

To John Lubbock   1 June [1861]

Summary

William Darwin can go to Southampton any time should the banking proposition come to anything. CD is sure he would work hard.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  1 June [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 42 (EH 88206486)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3172

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  • Darwin, C. R. Lubbock, John …
  • r Atherley’s name to anyone, not even to my son William, until the affair has progressed Dear Lubbock | Ever yours truly | C.  Darwin

From Robert Edmond Grant   16 May 1861

Summary

[Letter printed in REG, Tabular view of the primary divisions of the animal kingdom.] Dedicates his book to CD in testimony of his admiration of CD’s successful attempt to throw light on "the mystery of mysteries of organic nature".

Author:  Robert Edmond Grant
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 May 1861
Classmark:  Grant 1861, pp. v–vi
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3150

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To W. E. Darwin   12 October [1861]

Summary

Asks whether WED has signed the articles of partnership in the bank.

Has been working at orchid drawings with G. B. Sowerby, Jr.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  12 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3284

Matches: 1 hit

To ?    [before 25 May 1861]

Summary

Is obliged to Mr Bennett for information, the same relayed through Consul General Mr Crowe.

CD is interested in information that provides insight into the colour of the aboriginal horse and the possibility that the offspring of a cross between differently-coloured breeds revert to the colour of the aboriginal parent. He has examined crosses between pigeons for this purpose and would welcome any analogous facts resulting from crossing of distinct breeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [before 25 May 1861]
Classmark:  The Field, the Farm, the Garden, the Country Gentleman’s Newspaper 17 (1861): 451
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3156A

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To W. E. Darwin   6 [June 1861]

Summary

Writes regarding the possibility of banking partnership for WED; second note arranges a meeting between the involved parties in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  6 [June 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 69–70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3178

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To John Lindley   28 December [1861]

Summary

Thanks JL for information about Acropera luteola.

Also thanks for the Gongora; cannot avoid the impression it is male.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  28 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 200)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3353

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To Robert Scot Skirving   16 November [1861–8]

Summary

Knows nothing of the habits of earwigs. Thinks Edward Newman may be trusted on the point [as to whether or not earwigs can fly].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Scot Skirving
Date:  16 Nov [1861-8]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 481
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4673

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