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From John Goodsir   27 August [1863]

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Has found no Sarcina on the slides of fluid [see 4272] and nothing referable to the food. Will repeat examination if vomiting recurs.

Author:  John Goodsir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Aug [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4278

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From John Goodsir   28 August [1863]

Summary

The phial of fluid sent by CD is acid. Sends his microscopical examination.

Author:  John Goodsir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Aug [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4281

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From W. E. Darwin   21 August [1863]

Summary

Has signed and forwarded some orders.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Aug [1863?]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4271

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From Robert Swinhoe   14 August 1863

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Sends two interesting cases: a flamingo with barnacles covering its legs

and castrated wild asses of Kutch.

Author:  Robert Swinhoe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Aug 1863
Classmark:  DAR 205.2 (Letters): 253
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4268

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From J. D. Hooker   [27 August 1863]

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Suggests CD consult George Busk about his stomach.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [27 Aug 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 156
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4276

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From George Busk   [c. 27 August 1863]

Summary

Discusses and suggests treatments for CD’s stomach complaint. Recommends he consult William Brinton.

Author:  George Busk
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 27 Aug 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 378
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4315

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From Henrietta Emma Darwin    [1 August 1863]

Summary

A memorandum describing the expressive behaviour of a cat with added notes by CD.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Aug 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 189: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4260F

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  • … Darwin, H. E. Litchfield, H. E. Darwin, C. R. …

From John Goodsir   21 August [1863]

Summary

Agrees to examine a slide preparation of fluid [from CD’s vomit] to determine presence of Sarcina as a possible cause of his stomach ailment. Sends some authoritative references on it. Warns CD that Sarcina has been found in healthy stomachs.

Author:  John Goodsir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Aug [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4272

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From Hugh Falconer   29 August 1863

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HF will send E. Suess’s paper [Edouard Suess, "Über die Verschiedenheit und die Aufeinanderfolge der tertiären Landfaunen in der Niederung von Wien", Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien (Math–nat. Klasse) 47 (1863): 306–31] which deals directly with natural selection.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Aug 1863
Classmark:  DAR 164: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4284

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From Hugh Falconer   24 August [1863]

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Sends information about Pliocene fauna of the "Forest Bed" of the Norfolk coast.

A genus described as extinct by Owen is found by E. A. I. H. Lartet to exist in Russia.

Edouard Suess attributes to Oswald Heer and HF the generalisation "That the time during which a new species is formed, is (as a rule) very short in comparison with the time during which it persistently presents the same peculiar specific characters". [Edouard Suess, "Über die Verschiedenheit und die Aufeinanderfolge der tertiären Landfaunen in der Niederung von Wien", Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien (Math-naturw. Klasse) 47 (1863): 306–31.] [See 4277.]

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Aug [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4273A

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From Julius von Haast   6 August 1863

Summary

Sends a map of the province of Canterbury, marking his own and other explorations.

Author:  John Francis Julius (Julius) von Haast
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Aug 1863
Classmark:  DAR 166: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4264

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From Hermann Crüger   8 August 1863

Summary

Thanks for presentation copy of Linum paper [Collected papers 2: 93–105].

Ficus experiments confirm CD’s supposition that insects visit Melastoma for nectar, but HC thinks pollen-seekers fertilise the flowers.

Maranta fertilisation.

Author:  Hermann Crüger
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Aug 1863
Classmark:  DAR 161: 277, 277/1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4265

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From J. D. Hooker   26 August 1863

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JDH working on the New Zealand flora.

Jules Planchon excited about CD’s Linum experiments.

T. F. Jamieson’s paper on glaciers gives great pleasure.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Aug 1863
Classmark:  DAR 101: 157–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4275

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From John Brodie Innes   29 August [1863]

Summary

Duke of Argyll has been dubbed "Duke Darwinii" by papers.

Large number of toads have been found in railway cuttings; wishes a scientific observer had taken pains to explain where they came from.

Comments on Scottish schools and on the morals of the adult poor.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Aug [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 167: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4283

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