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To John Scott   23 May [1863]

Summary

Has written to Hooker for his advice about the Darjeeling position. JS should not refuse the position on account of his experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  23 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 93: B15–16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4183

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  • Darwin, C. R. Scott, John …
  • r . Hooker; but rather suppose that he would feel bound to recommend anyone whom he had known at Kew. — I have only glanced at your scientific letter; but I see it contains much interesting to me. — Do not expect to interest many others equally; but rely firmly on it, that such experimental researches as yours will have a permanent value, & will be referred to years afterwards, when the endless flimsy papers of the present day are forgotten— Yours faithfully. | C.  Darwin

From Hugh Falconer   9 January 1863

Summary

Answers CD’s query on the free digits of Archaeopteryx.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 164: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3909

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To Hugh Falconer   20 [January 1863]

Summary

If jaw belongs to Archaeopteryx, it will show great peculiarity. A German author has advanced the case as argument for Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  20 [Jan 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3928

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From Thomas Rivers   26 January 1863

Summary

Thanks CD for Origin.

TR has often thought naturalists do not pay enough attention to the effect of site, soil, and climate on animals and plants and "hence has arisen the enormous number of so-called species".

His observations on people of different counties.

Author:  Thomas Rivers
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 176: 161
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3946

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From Thomas Rivers   30 January 1863

Summary

Asks CD’s views on TR’s observations that leaves breathe from their under-surfaces.

Peach-trees in hothouses cannot be kept in health unless fresh air is admitted so as to make its way under the leaves.

Continues his observations on the effect of environment on men – those migrating to America gradually assuming Indian-like features.

Author:  Thomas Rivers
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 176: 162
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3955

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From F. T. Buckland   [before 1 February 1863]

Summary

Invites CD to visit offices of the Field; editor wishes CD to place natural history inquiries there.

Author:  Francis Trevelyan (Frank) Buckland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 1 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 356
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3960

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From George Maw   25 February 1863

Summary

Discusses the deposition of coal and considers the possibility of coal aggregating into seams after deposition.

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 171: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4012

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From Francis Walker   26 February 1863

Summary

Identifies flies sent to him by CD. [CD note states that these were found with orchid pollinia adhering to them.]

Author:  Francis Walker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 181: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4014

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To George Bentham   22 April [1863]

Summary

Disagrees with GB when he says he is not up to treating the whole subject [the present state of the species question]. He is especially equipped to handle the "great subject of affinities in relation to descent and independent creation".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  22 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 701)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4120

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From William Alexander Wooler   5 May 1863

Summary

Encloses plants derived from a cowslip–polyanthus cross.

Author:  William Alexander Wooler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 May 1863
Classmark:  DAR 181: 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4141

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To John Scott   11 June [1863]

Summary

Hooker is impressed by JS’s MS on closing of stigma.

He will help find him a position. Hooker says if it is known that JS agrees with CD’s views, he will be unpopular in Edinburgh.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  11 June [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 93: B22–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4212

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To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [before 15 August 1863]

Summary

Reports on the appearance, in a gravel walk near his house, of an orchid, Epipactis latifolia, never seen in his neighbourhood before. Asks whether a seed could have been blown from a distance and germinated during a season when the walk was neglected.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 15 Aug 1863]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, 15 August 1863, p. 773
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4269

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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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To John Price   [8 September – 13 October 1863]

Summary

Comments on JP’s work [Old Price’s remains (1863–4)].

Anglo-American relations. Progress of the Civil War.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Price
Date:  [8 Sept – 13 Oct 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 273
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4286

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To Hugh Falconer   4 [September 1863]

Summary

Sends address.

Comments on BAAS meeting at Newcastle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  4 [Sept 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4293

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From Hugh Falconer   10 September 1863

Summary

Is having E. Suess’s essay [see 4284] translated; will forward it as soon as it is done.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Sept 1863
Classmark:  DAR 164: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4298

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From Edward Blyth   21 September 1863

Summary

Sends some original observations on British ferns [not found].

Has secured a small pension and hopes to acquire a house near Kew.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Sept 1863
Classmark:  DAR 160: 206
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4300

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From Daniel Oliver   17 February 1863

Summary

DO thinks an essay [Alexander Braun’s "Rejuvenescence", Ray Society (1853)] is not worth reading with respect to some difficulty concerning phyllotaxy.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 173: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8770

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From Edward Levett Darwin   7 September 1863

Summary

Glad to find they are cousins.

Sends his book [High Elms (pseud.), The game-preserver’s manual (1858)].

Author:  Edward Levett Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Sept 1863
Classmark:  DAR 99: 17–18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4295

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To Charles Turner   [1 April – 16 June 1863?]

Summary

Asks correspondent whether, when growing hollyhocks, he finds it necessary to space out the different varieties to prevent crossing and thus to obtain true seed [see Variation 2: 108].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Turner
Date:  [1 Apr – 16 June 1863?]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3886

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  • Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–. Natural selection : Charles Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. …
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