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To [Williams and Norgate]   [before 13 February? 1863]

Summary

Wishes to order Botanische Zeitung for 2 and 9 January 1863.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  [before 13 Feb 1863?]
Classmark:  Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections (Paul Philemon Kies Autograph Collection, 1533–1970: 1 Autograph letters, 1533–1970 box 1, folder 55)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3897F

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  • Darwin, C. R. Williams & Norgate …

To Camilla Ludwig   21 February [1863 or later]

Summary

Asks her to translate passage of letter about treatment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Camilla Frederike Antonie (Camilla) Ludwig; Camilla Frederike Antonie (Camilla) Pattrick
Date:  21 Feb [1863 or later]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.620)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13825

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  • Darwin, C. R. Ludwig, Camilla Pattrick, Camilla …

CD memorandum   14 February 1863

Summary

Agreement to cancel the bond of D. T. Ansted, dated 19 April 1855. Prof. Ansted is arranging to pay CD what he can.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  David Thomas Ansted
Date:  14 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3985A

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To Charles Lyell   17 [February 1863]

Summary

Criticises Dana’s classification of man and his use of fore-limbs as a basis for systematic classification.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  17 [Feb 1863]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.288)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3993

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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 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 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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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 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 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 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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To Roland Trimen   16 February [1863]

Summary

Further discusses RT’s observations on Cape [of Good Hope] orchids and asks whether it would be possible for him to send some specimens to Kew.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roland Trimen
Date:  16 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  Royal Entomological Society (Trimen papers, box 21: 55)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3988

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To W. D. Fox   [10 February 1863]

Summary

Invites WDF to Down.

His stomach now so bad he cannot stay, even with close relations, for more than half an hour at a time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [10 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 136)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3975

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To John Lubbock   23 [February 1863]

Summary

CD’s comments on JL’s paper [first part of "On the development of Chloëon dimidiatum", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 24 (1863): 61–78].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  23 [Feb 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3939

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To Daniel Oliver   20 [February 1863]

Summary

Having trouble understanding laws of phyllotaxy in order to grasp Hugh Falconer’s objections.

L. C. Treviranus on Primula [see 3980] misses the "prettiness" of the adaptations.

John Scott says P. scotica is never dimorphic.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  20 [Feb 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 41 (EH 88206024)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4052

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To George Gabriel Stokes   [12 February 1863?]

Summary

Thanks GGS for calculation [to determine the chances of the same peculiarity recurring in a family, see Variation 2: 5]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Gabriel Stokes, 1st baronet
Date:  [12 Feb 1863?]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library Add 7656: D76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4085

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  • Darwin, C. R. Stokes, G. G. …
  • 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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