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From A. R. Wallace   23 June [1869]

Summary

Asks whether sexual selection could produce the changing plumules or "battledore" scales on the wings of certain butterflies.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 June [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 106: B81–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6797

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To George Cupples   [June 1869 or later]

Summary

Wishes Cupples had said something about health. Sends regards to Mrs Cupples.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  [June 1869 or later]
Classmark:  Antiquariat Inlibris (dealer) (AbeBooks.co.uk, accessed 15 November 2012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6770F

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   23 June 1869

Summary

[A quotation in CD’s hand, signed and dated, from the introduction to Orchids.] "I have never once expressed a wish for aid or for information, which has not been granted, as far as possible, in the most liberal spirit."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  23 June 1869
Classmark:  The Morgan Library and Museum, New York (MA 6512)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6795

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To the Athenæum   19 June 1869

Summary

Thanks correspondent, "Ponderer", for pointing out his erroneous calculation of the rate of increase of elephants in Origin [p. 64]. [!?or p. 74!? (see 6775f), or 75, (see 6790)]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Athenæum
Date:  19 June 1869
Classmark:  Athenæum, 26 June 1869, p. 861
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6787

Matches: 1 hit

From George Cupples   [1 June 1869]

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Summary

Note on proportion of sexes born in sheep.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 June 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 85: B56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6770

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To Adolf Reuter   2 June 1869

Summary

Thanks AR for his offer to send his observation notes, but since CD will not pursue the subject of variation under domestication, and his German is poor, he urges him to publish them in some periodical.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adolf Reuter
Date:  2 June 1869
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 222–223)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6772

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From George Swaysland   12 June 1869

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Summary

Observations on birds entering the country in spring. Some have clods of earth on their feet.

Author:  George Swaysland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 205.2 (Letters): 252
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6780

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To Edward A. Smith   30 June [1869]

Summary

Thanks EAS for excellent proofs of woodcuts [for Descent].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edgar Albert Smith
Date:  30 June [1869]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.372)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6807

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From R. F. Cooke   22 June 1869

Summary

RC has sent a copy of the new [5th] edition of Origin.

Electrotypes [of Orchids] have been sent to Bologna.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 370
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6794

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  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …

From James Croll   23 June 1869

Summary

Thanks for presentation copy of Origin [5th ed.].

Clarifies his point on north and south glacial periods. Supports CD’s view that temperate plants will move up mountains during the alternation.

Author:  James Croll
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 161: 265
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6799

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To R. F. Cooke   23 June [1869]

Summary

He told Giovanni Canestrini that stereotypes [for Variation] would cost £10.

Reminds RC of his suggestion that a copy [of Origin, 5th ed.] be sent to Scientific Opinion for review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  23 June [1869]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 203–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6798

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To Edwin Ray Lankester   25 June 1869

Summary

Testimonial letter for ERL, praising his ability, knowledge, and zeal for science.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edwin Ray Lankester
Date:  25 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 221.4: 219
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6803

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To John Traherne Moggridge   7 June 1869

Summary

Glad JTM intends to write a paper. Discusses JTM’s research on Arbutus.

CD’s riding accident.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Traherne Moggridge
Date:  7 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 146: 377
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6777

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From Gerolamo Boccardo   15 June 1869

Summary

Sends CD a copy of his new book Sismopirologia [1869]. Is sending no other copy to England because his previous book was unacknowledged.

Author:  Gerolamo Boccardo
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 234
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6782

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  • … Boccardo, Gerolamo Darwin, C. R. …

From J. J. Weir   June 1869

Summary

Loss of juvenile colouring in South Down sheep.

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 181: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6763

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To Joseph Henry Gilbert   3 June [1869]

Summary

Declines invitation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Henry Gilbert
Date:  3 June [1869]
Classmark:  Rothamsted Experimental Station (GIL9.6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6773

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From W. B. Tegetmeier   30 June 1869

Summary

Forwards a basket of eggs of pile game fowl.

Author:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 142: 49c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6808

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From Max Schmidt   14 June 1869

Summary

Frankfurt Zoological Garden has only male mandrill. Does CD want description? Antwerp garden may have a pair.

Author:  Maximilian (Max) Schmidt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 177: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6781

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To Edward A. Smith   [before 30 June 1869]

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Summary

Sends engraved plates with instructions about illustrations for Descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edgar Albert Smith
Date:  [before 30 June 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 81: 35–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7051

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  • Darwin, C. R. Smith, E. A. …
  • … rl into r. Ch. Darwin Down, Beckenham, Kent. — The Plates can be returned to C.  Darwin 6  …

To W. C. Tait   1 June [1869]

Summary

WCT should send specimens to Orpington Station.

Invites him to visit, but afraid conversation "would quite knock me up".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Chester Tait
Date:  1 June [1869]
Classmark:  Alan R. Tait (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6768

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