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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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To A. G. More   2 June [1861]

Summary

Asks for specimens of Aceras.

Mentions orchid species he has seen. Asks AGM to make observations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  2 June [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3174

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To A. G. More   17 June [1861]

Summary

Would be grateful for observations on orchids.

Believes Spiranthes visited by moths. Asks AGM to repeat experiment on Spiranthes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  17 June [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3187

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To A. G. More   17 [July 1861]

Summary

Asks for specimen of Orchis latifolia and O. maculata. " … as some Botanists doubt whether they are distinct species it would be rather curious to show them insects distinguish them".

Found a lot of bee orchids. "All facts point clearly to self-fertilisation in this species; yet I cannot swallow the bitter pill."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  17 [July 1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3211

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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 ?    [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 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

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To John Crawfurd   25 March [1861]

Summary

Asks for information about JC’s essay, "On the relation of the domesticated animals to civilisation" [read at BAAS meeting 1859].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Crawfurd
Date:  25 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (8 December 1999)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13786

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To Richard Kippist   13 February [1861?]

Summary

Gives notice of returning books by a carrier and thanks for assistance.

Asks whether Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville’s Ostéographie (1839–64) includes rabbits or hares.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Kippist
Date:  13 Feb [1861?]
Classmark:  James Lowe Autographs Ltd (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3061A

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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

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To George Maw   13 July [1861]

Summary

Thanks GM for his fair review [of Origin, Zoologist 19 (1861): 7577–611].

Feels it is a pity to mingle science and religion;

explains why he did not deal with the case of man.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Maw
Date:  13 July [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library (MAW/1/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3208

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To John Lubbock   14 July [1861]

Summary

Thanks JL and his father for advice regarding Southampton bank. Has written to Atherley for fair terms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  14 July [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 44 (EH 88206488)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3209

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To John Lubbock   14 August [1861]

Summary

JL is thinking of moving to Brighton.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  14 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 47 (EH 88206491)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3233

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To Neil Arnott   29 August [1861]

Summary

Found NA’s A survey of human progress [1861] on his return home after two months’ absence. Is glad to see NA kept his intention of publishing on this subject.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Neil Arnott
Date:  29 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  Remember When Antiquities (Catalogue 28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3237F

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To George Maw   31 August [1861]

Summary

Would welcome any facts on correlation, or GM’s criticisms. Explains how natural selection could produce apparent correlation of characters, but feels GM’s Pelargonium example must arise from the leaves and petals being similarly affected at an early stage by an unknown cause.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Maw
Date:  31 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library (MAW/1/7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3239

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To Daniel Oliver   8 October [1861]

Summary

Asks DO to look for nectar in Stanhopea saccata labellum. CD’s theory predicts nectar should be present, but afraid there is none.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  8 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 31 (EH 88206014)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3279

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To Lionel Smith Beale   26 October [1861]

Summary

Subscribes to present for Mrs J. T. Quekett only on condition that no public testimonial is planned for JTQ.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lionel Smith Beale
Date:  26 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  Scripps College, Denison Library (Perkins Autograph Letter Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3300

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To John Lindley   1 November [1861]

Summary

CD is sending an orchid flower; asks JL to identify it.

Also asks if JL can spare a dried flower of another orchid (name forgotten) [which CD describes] so that he can try to trace its ducts or spiral vessels.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  1 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 195)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3306

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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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