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To Friedrich Rolle   30 January [1863]

Summary

Thanks FR for sketch of progress of evolutionary theory in Germany.

Compliments to Gustav Jäger.

Comments on FR’s book [Ch. Darwin’s Lehre (1863)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Rolle
Date:  30 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum, Frankfurt (SNG-Archiv: Malakol.: Nachlass Rolle)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3954

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To Thomas Rivers   [14 February 1863]

Summary

Delighted by curious case of inheritance in the weeping ash [cited in missing letter from TR] "which produced weeping seedlings and itself lost the weeping peculiarity!" Wishes he could get authentic information on the weeping elm.

What TR says of seedlings conquering each other well illustrates struggle for existence and natural selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Rivers
Date:  [14 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  19th Century Shop (catalogue 5, 1988)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3982

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To Camille Dareste   16 February [1863]

Summary

Thanks for letter and pamphlet.

His approbation of Origin is extremely gratifying, especially since Origin produced no effect whatever in France.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gabriel-Madeleine-Camille (Camille) Dareste
Date:  16 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 368
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3992

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To Richard Frean   22 February 1863

Summary

Glad RF approves of book [Origin].

Impossible in many cases to conjecture how structures acquired.

Comments on degeneration of civilised man.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Frean
Date:  22 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 144: 298
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4005

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To Arthur Rawson   2 April [1863]

Summary

Discusses unusual primula flowers and asks for details of Rawson’s experiments with gladioli. Asks for loan of Cypripedium but admits he will probably mutilate it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Arthur Rawson
Date:  2 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (10 December 2013); Xiling Yinshe Auction Company (dealers) (Autumn 2017 lot 2184)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4072F

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To Hugh Falconer   22 April [1863]

Summary

Good of HF to tell him about Brazilian beast. So intermediate a form is "very glorious". Must assume it is very old.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  22 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4121

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To Charles Thomas Whitley   20 June [1863]

Summary

Recalls the long walks in Cambridge with the "expectant senior wrangler". Cannot accept invitation (related to meetings of the BAAS) because of continuing bad health, his own and that of his children.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Thomas Whitley
Date:  20 June [1863]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4217A

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To George Maw   28 February [1863]

Summary

Thanks GM for a curious lily.

Recommends some papers on coal.

Gives his opinion on the importance of forming theories if one is to be a good and original observer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Maw
Date:  28 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library (MAW/1/9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4018

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  • Darwin, C. R. Maw, George …
  • r Crotch only by a little correspondence. I am told he is a bold advocate of mutability of Species. — —My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | C.  Darwin

To Daniel Oliver   18 July [1863]

Summary

Sends F. Hildebrand’s paper for publication by the Linnean Society or in Natural History Review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  18 July [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 51 (EH 88206034)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4244

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  • Darwin, C. R. Oliver, Daniel …
  • r . Hildebrand pleases me by telling me that he has been repeating my experiments on Linum & has observed fertilisation of all German orchids & finds my statements correct. — But he adds that he thinks I am probably wrong about sexes of Acropera & Catasetum & I very much fear, indeed feel almost sure, that I have blundered fearfully about Acropera, & probably about Catasetum, which is horrid to think of. — I wish my Acropera would flower; I shall soon have two Catasetums in flower & must look to them. Dear Oliver | Yours very sincerely | C.  Darwin

To W. E. Darwin   [10 May 1863]

Summary

Thanks WED for his botanical specimens and observations.

Discusses Corydalis and the fertilisation of Fumariaceae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [10 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4151

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  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • r Foole, (what is his name? ) get on in health? Read Bates’ Book; you will like it— good night | C.   Darwin

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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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 Daniel Oliver   [12 April 1863]

Summary

Working on monstrous Primula. Is ovule anatropous as Asa Gray says, or amphitropous? Does he know natural path of pollen tubes in Primula. Can the tube enter the ovule by the chalaza?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  [12 Apr 1863]
Classmark:  
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4083

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To John Scott   20 [June 1863]

Summary

Glad to hear of JS’s orchid paper [Trans. Bot. Soc. Edinburgh 7 (1863): 543–50].

Suggests experiments on peloria.

Wants to count seed of the self-fertile red cowslip with equal stamens and styles.

Can send account of Hottonia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  20 [June 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 93: B53–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4114

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To Thomas Rivers   [9 May 1863]

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Summary

Doubts the fruit will stick on his Chinese double peach and asks TR to send him a couple when ripe.

Would like to grow seeds of the "curious monstrosity" of a wall-flower, to see whether the monstrosity is hereditary.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Rivers
Date:  [9 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4150

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To Thomas Rivers   17 August [1863]

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The almond-tree TR gave him produced no fruit, but the Chinese double peach has three. Asks for ripe almond fruits and any odd peaches, to compare the stones.

Asks about modification in fruit or foliage in any fruit-trees from being grafted,

and about seedlings of pears and wheat said to have been found in hedges and woods.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Rivers
Date:  17 Aug [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4270

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To Roland Trimen   25 November [1863]

Summary

CD’s doctor [J. M. Gully] has ordered him to do nothing for six months.

Thanks RT for orchid specimen.

Dares not look at Oxalis flowers.

Regrets RT cannot get seed, especially from his trimorphic flowers.

Asks for bulbs of two or three forms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roland Trimen
Date:  25 Nov [1863]
Classmark:  Royal Entomological Society (Trimen papers, box 21: 58)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4347

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To Ernst Haeckel   30 December [1863] – 3 January [1864]

Summary

Will be proud to receive EH’s Die Radiolarien [1862].

Health continues very weak.

[P.S. 3 Jan] Has sent EH another letter by mistake.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  30 Dec [1863] – 3 Jan [1864]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A/ Abt. 1: 1026/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4361

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To J. J. Briggs   16 February [1863]

Summary

Sends belated thanks for the useful facts which he plans to quote. [See 3963.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Joseph Briggs
Date:  16 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  Mrs H. Codd (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3992A

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To T. H. Huxley   [after 16 February 1863]

Summary

A note reminding THH to examine the rudiment of the 6th toe on the hind foot of a Batrachian.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [after 16 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 202)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3992F

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