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From Asa Gray   23 August 1869

Summary

Announces his return to England.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Aug 1869
Classmark:  DAR 165: 169
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6867

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From Asa Gray   20 October 1869

Summary

Has sent CD some Drosera specimens.

Returns to U. S. on 9 November.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 165: 171
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6946

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From Asa Gray   26 and 29 October [1869]

Summary

As CD is to be in London, AG will try to get to Queen Anne St to see him.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 and 29 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 165: 172
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6957

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To George Howard Darwin   6 February [1869]

Summary

John Lubbock regrets GHD did not take the Eton post. JL thinks scientific masters will soon occupy places as high and as profitable as classical masters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  6 Feb [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5843

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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

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To W. E. Darwin   7 [July 1869]

Summary

Thanks him for his excellent observations [on Epipactis?]; would like WED to watch for some large insect visiting the plant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  7 [July 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 130
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6819

Matches: 1 hit

From William Bowman   3 September [1869]

Summary

Asks whether he may come with F. C. Donders to visit CD.

Author:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept [1869]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6877

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  • … Bowman, William Darwin, C. R. …
  • … you referred to me from Sir C.  Bell’s works— Yours very truly | W Bowman C.  Darwin Esq r

From George Maw   9 January 1869

Summary

Planning to visit Gibraltar and Morocco. Is there anything he can do for CD?

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6547

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  • … Maw, George Darwin, C. R. …
  • … variegation. I am d r Sir | yrs very truly | Geo Maw C Darwin Esq re We have here a …

To Anton Kerner von Marilaun   27 October 1869

Summary

Thanks for Die Abhängigkeit der Pflanzengestalt von Klima und Boden (Kerner 1869).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Anton Kerner von Marilaun
Date:  27 Oct 1869
Classmark:  Archive of the University of Vienna, ref. code 151.273-1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6957F

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  • Darwin, C. R. Kerner von Marilaun, Anton …

From T. H. Farrer   5 November 1869

Summary

Sends a "guess" about Mimosa leaf structure as an answer to one of CD’s questions.

Has found a Passiflora princeps.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 164: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6973

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Farrer, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … corona) and to be caught there [DIAG HERE] Sincerely yours | T H Farrer C Darwin Esq r FRS …

To Nature   13 November [1869]

Summary

Comments on A. W. Bennett’s letter [Nature 1 (1869): 58] on fertilisation of winter-flowering plants. CD used net, not a bell-glass to cover Lamium.

Refers to F. Delpino’s observations on fertilisation of grasses; CD is glad to say these observations are compatible with "the very general law that distinct individual plants must be occasionally crossed".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  13 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  Nature 1 (1869): 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6987

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From Thomas Campbell Eyton   [before 23 January 1869]

Summary

Is trying to determine conditions governing whether or not a salmon will rise for a fly.

Author:  Thomas Campbell Eyton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 23 Jan 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 163: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6572

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From W. E. Darwin   12 July 1869

Summary

Bees visiting Epipactis.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 July 1869
Classmark:  DAR 162: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6826

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From R. F. Cooke   2 November 1869

Summary

Thinks it best for Murray’s to engrave the "Monkeys", etc. for themselves.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 372
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6968

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  • … Cooke, R. F. John Murray Darwin, C. R. …
  • r . Murray thinks it is much better to engrave the “Monkey’s” &c for ourselves & not write to Paris, so I return the pages you left with me. Yours faithfully | Rob t . Cooke C.  Darwin

From Andrew Crombie Ramsay   2 February 1869

Summary

Lyell says CD is revising what he says about the Weald in the Origin. Asks CD to look at his subaerial denudation views in his book [Physical geology and geography of Great Britain, 2d ed. (1864)].

Author:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Feb 1869
Classmark:  DAR 176: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6594

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To F. M. Malven   [after 12 February 1869]

Summary

Honoured to be mentioned with Alexander von Humboldt, who was an inspiration to him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ferdinand Maria Malven
Date:  [after 12 Feb 1869]
Classmark:  Neue Frei Presse [Vienna], 4 March 1869, p. 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6610F

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To A. W. Bennett   9 November [1869]

Summary

Returns proofs of a notice which he finds "highly honourable" to himself.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred William Bennett
Date:  9 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  Provenance unknown: formerly Sang Collection of Autographs and Manuscripts, Illinois Institute of Technology
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6980

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From John Lubbock   [after 5 August 1869]

Summary

Visiting arrangements.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 5 Aug 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 170: 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6519

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From James Paget   [1869]

Summary

"I enclose a note from Lord Fitzwilliam about his horse with zebra-marks. The case seems as striking as I believed."

Author:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1869]
Classmark:  Paget ed. 1901, p. 408
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6533

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To Sven Nilsson   5 January 1869

Summary

Thanks SN for the trouble he has taken for him [on Lapland reindeer horns].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Sven Nilsson
Date:  5 Jan 1869
Classmark:  Lund University Library Special Collections (Sven Nilsson papers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6544

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