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To W. E. Darwin   29 [March–June 1863 or 1864?]

Summary

Would like WED to send a specimen of the unusual plant organ of which he sent a drawing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  29 [Mar 1863 - June 1863 or Mar 1864 - June 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3367

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From W. E. Darwin   12 March [1863]

Summary

Discusses partnership in bank and whether Atherley would like to retire.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4035F

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To James Paget   11 March [1863]

Summary

Sends a sentence, quoting JP, on inherited peculiarities in eye-brows. Asks whether he may use it in his chapter on inheritance [Variation, ch. 12].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Date:  11 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5436

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To an editor   24 March [1863?]

Summary

Encloses a dialogue on species from a New Zealand newspaper [S. Butler’s First dialogue on evolution, from the Christchurch Press].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  24 Mar [1863?]
Classmark:  Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4058

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From Daniel Oliver   [27 March 1863]

Summary

Sends some specimens for CD.

Is busy with W. African Amomum, whose floral structure he discusses.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [27 Mar 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4328

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  • … Oliver, Daniel Darwin, C. R. …
  • r . Darwin By this post the flowers of the Edwardsia are sent in small tin box. I enclose bracts of some Marcgraaviaceae . — I am busy upon West African Amomums , —the genus furnishing “Grains of Paradise” &c. & …

From Daniel Oliver   [26 March 1863]

Summary

Discusses the female parts of the Primula flower; the true character of the free placenta is not completely understood.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 Mar 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3894

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From John Lubbock   6 March 1863

Summary

Thanks CD for his review [of H. W. Bates’s paper on mimetic butterflies, Collected papers 2: 87–92].

Is glad Hooker approved of his [JL’s] lecture.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Mar 1863
Classmark:  DAR 170: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4029

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From James Paget   16 March 1863

Summary

Sends two [unidentified] papers on inheritance of medical malformations. Suggests that besides the inheritance of specific variations, the tendency to show variations in the same organ system (stomach, nervous, etc.) may also be inherited.

Author:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Mar 1863
Classmark:  DAR 174: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4045

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To Alfred Newton   24 March [1863]

Summary

Thanks for potatoes, which may be useful in crossing.

Germination of seeds in earth on partridge’s foot.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Newton
Date:  24 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 9839/1D/53)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4435

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To William Bowman   10 March [1863]

Summary

Will send portion of copied manuscript [of Variation 2: 8–10] for WB to examine. Asks about inherited abnormalities of the eye.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bowman, 1st baronet
Date:  10 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5030

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To Thomas Rivers   5 March [1863]

Summary

Thanks for information on weeping trees; asks for a few weeping elm seeds.

The double peach is in flower; the almond has not flowered; will beg a specimen of fruit later.

Has been unwell.

Tells of Hooker’s admiration for TR’s articles.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Rivers
Date:  5 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  Sotheby, London (23–4 July 1987)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4023

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From Edward Blyth   27 March 1863

Summary

Wants to know when he may visit CD.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Mar 1863
Classmark:  DAR 160: 203
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4062

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To Daniel Oliver   28 March [1863]

Summary

Nectar secretion in Edwardsia. Could the stamen protect stigma?

Sends monstrous Primula with three pistils.

Had never heard of Robert Caspary, but what DO thinks is the placenta could be a whorl of pistils without stigmas.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  28 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4063

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To Smith, Elder and Company   10 March [1863]

Summary

Receipt for cheque enclosed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Smith, Elder & Co
Date:  10 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (Ms.23181, ff.11-15 (S. E. & Co. work slip, ff.11-12, letter ff.13-14, address envelope f.15))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4034

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To T. W. Woodbury   [after 17 March 1863]

Summary

Thanks for the artificial comb.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas White Woodbury
Date:  [after 17 Mar 1863]
Classmark:  International Bee Research Association, Eva Crane Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4050

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To H. B. Dobell   6 March [1863]

Summary

Thanks for information [on regeneration quotation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Horace Benge Dobell
Date:  6 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 389
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4030

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  • Darwin, C. R. Dobell, H. B. …
  • r . C.  might not have given whole case. With very sincere thanks | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

To [Thomas White Woodbury]   15 March [1863]

Summary

TWW should look at bee and comb specimens received by CD from Africa.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas White Woodbury
Date:  15 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  B. Altman & Co. (New York Times, 12 October 1975, p. 39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4042

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To Daniel Oliver   24–5 March [1863]

Summary

Observation on morphology of Primula ovarium sent for DO’s use.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  24–5 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 42 (EH 88206025)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4059

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  • Darwin, C. R. Oliver, Daniel …
  • R. C. Stauffer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1975. Notebooks : Charles Darwin’s …

From Alfred Newton   21 March 1863

Summary

Sends tuber of Chilean wild potato, requested through Hooker and P. L. Sclater.

Plans to exhibit a bird’s foot with a large ball of clay attached. This phenomenon supports CD on seed dispersal.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Mar 1863
Classmark:  DAR 172: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4054

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To W. D. Fox   16 [March 1863]

Summary

If WDF should hear what ram was put to the ewes, CD would like to add it [see Variation 2: 30].

Will add "cautiously" that WDF believes white and slate muscovy ducks breed true [Variation 2: 40].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  16 [Mar 1863]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 137)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4044

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