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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   13 May [1863]

Summary

The [genealogical] table seems excellent. Would be obliged for any further information about the children of the cousins – the case surprises CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Horace Benge Dobell
Date:  13 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 221.5: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4162

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To L. E. Becker   2 August [1863]

Summary

Thanks LEB for the Lychnis seed [see 4258], which he will plant in the hope of fertilising the little ovaria.

Comments on the two forms of Linum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Date:  2 Aug [1863]
Classmark:  Charterhouse Archives (ACC 013)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4260A

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To W. E. Darwin   [25 July 1863]

Summary

Relates events at Down;

asks WED to make some observations on Lythrum.

His present hobby-horse is tendrils.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [25 July 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4199

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To Hermann Crüger   25 January [1863]

Summary

Asks about insect fertilisation of Melastomataceae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hermann Crüger
Date:  25 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 358
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3943

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To Thomas Rivers   1 February [1863]

Summary

Answers TR’s query about stomata.

CD will use "weeping trees" as an example of how inexplicable the laws of inheritance are, and asks for facts on character of seedlings.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Rivers
Date:  1 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (23–4 July 1987)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3962

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To Charles Lyell   4 [February 1863]

Summary

Thanks CL for "the great book" [Antiquity of man (1863)].

Richard Owen "ought to be ostracised by every Naturalist in England".

CL’s book will "give the whole subject of change of species an enormous advance".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  4 [Feb 1863]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.287)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3967

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To George Maw   12 May [1863]

Summary

Believes GM’s human bones from Gibraltar must be of very doubtful age. Lyell agrees, but feels any skull found should be forwarded to George Busk or Hugh Falconer.

Suggests GM look carefully for shells in the drift.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Maw
Date:  12 May [1863]
Classmark:  Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library (MAW/1/10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4157

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To Daniel Oliver   28 [November 1863]

Summary

Fertile flowers of violets, except Viola tricolor, require insect visits.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  28 [Nov 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 54 (EH 88206037)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4350

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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 John Lubbock   4 January [1863]

Summary

Praises JL’s article ["North American archaeology", Nat. Hist. Rev. n.s. 3 (1863): 1–26]

and Hugh Falconer on the American fossil elephant [Nat. Hist. Rev. n.s. 3 (1863): 43–114].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  4 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3900

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  • Darwin, C. R. Lubbock, John …
  • r Wilson’s reasoning powers. I have got only as far as 2 3 through Falconer’. I am fairly burning with indignation at Owen about Elephas Columbi; if he does not answer & explain, I think every man of science ought somehow to show his disapproval of his whole line of conduct. — I have pretty nearly made up my mind what I will do. — Good night Yours affect y | C.  Darwin

To T. H. Huxley   23 January [1863 or 1864]

Summary

THH’s efforts to obtain Copley Medal for CD fail. Thanks THH for kind words of sympathy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  23 Jan [1863-4]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 254)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2662

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To George Henry Turnbull   [16? February 1863]

Summary

Thanks for letting Horwood superintend erection of hothouse.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Henry Turnbull
Date:  [16? Feb 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 261.11: 5 (EH 88206057)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3893

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To John Murray   22 January [1863]

Summary

Asks that a copy of Origin be sent to Thomas Rivers.

Curious about sale of Orchids. It is too stiff for the public. "If praise from Botanists would sell, it would go off well."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  22 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 f. 127)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3936

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To T. H. Huxley   18 [February 1863]

Summary

Thanks for "monkey book" [Evidence as to man’s place in nature (1863)].

Must wait till he has finished Lyell [Antiquity of man (1863)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  18 [Feb 1863]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 173)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3996

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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 W. H. Flower   25 May [1863]

Summary

Sends cheque to pay for photographs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  25 May [1863]
Classmark:  RR Auction (dealers) (November 2006)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4185F

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To T. H. Huxley   3 July [1863]

Summary

Will be obliged if Flower examines specimens. States questions he wants answered.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  3 July [1863]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 229)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4232

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To F. T. Buckland   1 February [1863]

Summary

CD sends thanks for information; will write about the fins.

His health is weak and he is "almost smothered" with facts and inquiries, so is trying to restrict the scope of his present work, on variation under domestication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Date:  1 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3961

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