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To John Gould?   [before 10 May 1866?]

Summary

Asks for the name of a hummingbird.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Gould
Date:  [before 10 May 1866?]
Classmark:  Jeff Weber (dealer) (October 2018)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5075F

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To John Higgins   14 May 1866

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £262 8s. 8d.

Had not heard they had suffered so much from the cattle plague in Lincolnshire.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  14 May 1866
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5090G

Matches: 1 hit

From William Erasmus Darwin   [7 May – 11 June 1866]

Summary

Sends flowers of buckthorn [Rhamnus catharticus] collected on Isle of Wight.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7 May-11 June 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 109: A76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5108

Matches: 1 hit

To ?   10 May [1866?]

Summary

The apparent difference in arm lengths of compositors is due to a drooping shoulder. File-makers stand in a peculiar position and call one of their legs the hind leg.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  10 May [1866?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5083

Matches: 1 hit

From George Henslow   18 May 1866

Summary

Has written his Naudin–hybridism article [Pop. Sci. Rev. 5 (1866): 304–13]. Would like CD to criticise proofs.

Will return books borrowed from CD.

Author:  George Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May 1866
Classmark:  DAR 166: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5095

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Henslow, George Darwin, C. R. …
  • r . Darwin I have at last written my article on Hybridism for the Popular Science Review, & have much to thank you for so kindly lending me yr books &c.   …

From Robert Caspary   25 May 1866

Summary

Plans to come to Down on 27 May.

Author:  Johann Xaver Robert (Robert) Caspary
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 May 1866
Classmark:  DAR 161: 121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5100

Matches: 1 hit

From J. T. Moggridge   25 May [1866]

Summary

Accepts invitation for 23 June.

Author:  John Traherne Moggridge
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 May [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 207
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5101

Matches: 1 hit

From Daniel Oliver    [after 13 May 1866]

Summary

Gives CD some references to papers.

Reports improvement in his wife’s health.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 13 May 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4964

Matches: 1 hit

From W. E. Darwin   8 May [1866]

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Summary

Describes the floral structure of broom, particularly the form of the varying anthers. Encloses drawings of anthers and pollen.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 May [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 76: B52, 66–72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3144

Matches: 1 hit

From J. T. Moggridge   10 May [1866]

Summary

Sends a box of orchids.

Author:  John Traherne Moggridge
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 205
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5084

Matches: 1 hit

From Friedrich Hildebrand   11 May 1866

Summary

Sending his paper on tristyly in Oxalis.

Cannot attend botanical congress, where CD will be vice-president.

Author:  Friedrich Hermann Gustav (Friedrich) Hildebrand
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 May 1866
Classmark:  DAR 166: 203
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5087

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Hildebrand, Friedrich Darwin, C. R. …

From Thomas Rivers   20 May 1866

Summary

Sends a sketch of the haricot climbing the shoot of the plum-tree [see 4866].

Hopes to see CD at the [Horticultural] Congress on Wednesday [30 May].

Sends data on movement direction of Wisteria shoots.

Author:  Thomas Rivers
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 May 1866
Classmark:  DAR 176: 166; 176: 188.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5102

Matches: 1 hit

From John Murray   30 May [1866]

Summary

On reflection, in view of the extensive additions CD has made to Origin, has decided to print 1500 copies [of 4th ed.].

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 May [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 335
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5105

Matches: 1 hit

To J. D. Hooker   [31 May 1866]

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Summary

No enclosure in JDH’s last letter.

Would like to be amused "for my stomach & the whole Universe is this day demoniacal in my eyes".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [31 May 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 290a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5107

Matches: 1 hit

From Robert Caspary   7 May 1866

Summary

Thanks CD for invitation. Solicitous of CD’s health. Will let Hooker decide whether CD’s health will allow his visit.

[Alexander] Braun in poor health.

Author:  Johann Xaver Robert (Robert) Caspary
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 May 1866
Classmark:  DAR 161: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5082

Matches: 1 hit

From J. T. Moggridge   21 May [1866]

Summary

Sends plants from France.

J. B. E. Bornet of Antibes, working in G. A. Thuret’s garden, finds Cistus hybrids do not follow the old dictum of having the mother’s foliage and the father’s habit. Bornet is engaged in long-term study.

JTM seeks invitation to Down.

Author:  John Traherne Moggridge
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 May [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 206
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5096

Matches: 1 hit

From Thomas Rivers   17 May 1866

Summary

Will be sure to send the Cytisus and Laburnum blooms when they flower.

Author:  Thomas Rivers
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 May 1866
Classmark:  DAR 176: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5094

Matches: 1 hit

To William Robinson   5 May [1866]

Summary

Writes a line of thanks; includes instructions on procedure for crossing experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Robinson
Date:  5 May [1866]
Classmark:  Royal Horticultural Society (GB 803 WRO/2/26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5080

Matches: 1 hit

  • Darwin, C. R. Robinson, William (b) …

To J. D. Hooker   [12 May 1866]

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Summary

Caspary wants to visit Down. CD would like to see him but dreads the exertion.

Pleased that JDH will get D.C.L. at Oxford.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [12 May 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 288
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5088

Matches: 1 hit

From John Murray   25 May [1866]

Summary

Printing [of 4th edition of Origin] nearly complete. Will print 1000 copies which, at present rate of sale, may last three to five years.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 May [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 334
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5099

Matches: 1 hit

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