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From A. R. Wallace   26 September 1863

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Encloses flowers of Melastoma from Singapore.

Acclimatisation of plants.

Striped horses in London.

Bees’ cells; has been promised information from the East.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Sept 1863
Classmark:  DAR 47: 146–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4308

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  • … Wallace, A. R. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … remain | My dear Mr Darwin | Yours very faithfully | Alfred R.  Wallace— C.  Darwin Esq. “ …

From Louis Agassiz   29 September 1863

Summary

Introduces J. P. Lesley, "the most accomplished geologist of the United States".

Author:  Jean Louis Rodolphe (Louis) Agassiz
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Sept 1863
Classmark:  DAR 159: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4311

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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 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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From John Lubbock   4 September 1863

Summary

Has returned from trip to Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.

Has been made President of the Ethnological Society.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Sept 1863
Classmark:  DAR 170: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4291

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From J. D. Hooker   [28 September 1863]

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Grieves over the death of his second daughter [Maria Elizabeth].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Sept 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4309

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From John Scott   21 September [1863]

Summary

Sends Primula MS, which CD has promised to communicate to Linnean Society [see 4213].

Will soon send results on peloric Antirrhinum.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Sept [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4301

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From W. D. Fox   7 September [1863]

Summary

Gives directions to CD’s daughter’s [Anne’s] grave.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Sept [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 180
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4296

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From Joanna B. Horner   24 September 1863

Summary

News of C. J. F. Bunbury and the Lyells.

Author:  Joanna Baillie Horner
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Sept 1863
Classmark:  DAR 166.2: 269
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4305

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To A. R. Wallace   [29? September 1863]

Summary

Baffling problems with Melastoma. Appreciates ARW’s help with it and the "gorze case".

Has read report of ARW’s paper [to Newcastle BAAS meeting, "On the geographical distribution of animal life"] in the Reader [2 (1863): 352–3].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  [29? Sept 1863]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add. MS. 46434: 36–7b)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4310

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From W. B. Tegetmeier   [c. 26 September 1863]

Summary

Encloses a cutting from the Field: C. R. Bree on zebra-striped asses.

Author:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 26 Sept 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4314

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From G. H. K. Thwaites   24 September 1863

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Sends information on the flowers of Cassia roxburghii; will send flowers of all the species of Cassia for CD to study with a view to discovering the law which operates to bring about the differences.

Author:  George Henry Kendrick Thwaites
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Sept 1863
Classmark:  DAR 48: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4303

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  • … Thwaites, G. H. K. Darwin, C. R. …

To W. D. Fox   4 [September 1863]

Summary

His bad health has caused him to return to Malvern.

Emma cannot find the gravestone of their child, Anne. Asks WDF whether he can remember its location.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  4 [Sept 1863]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 140)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4292

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From the secretary of the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury, New Zealand   14 September 1863

Summary

CD elected an honorary member of the Society.

Author:  Philosophical Institute of Canterbury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Sept 1863
Classmark:  DAR 230
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4298A

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  • … Philosophical Institute of Canterbury Darwin, C. R. …
  • r . 1863. I have the honor to inform you, that at the Ordinary Meeting of the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury, held on the 7 th of August last—you were unanimously—elected an Honorary Member of the Society. I have the honour to be, | Your most obedient Servant, | E.  C.  J. Stevens Hon. Secretary. Charles Darwin

To J. B. Innes   1 September [1863]

Summary

Family and local news, and memories of old times.

CD’s youngest son, Horace, is too delicate to go to school.

CD has had a bad summer, is still ill, can do very little work – "Botany … is all that I am good for".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  1 Sept [1863]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4287

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From W. F. Kirby   8 September [1863]

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Describes some cases of geographical distribution of butterflies. Raises the perplexing question of the distribution of Pyrameis atalanta in Europe and P. calliroe in the Canaries.

Author:  William Forsell Kirby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Sept [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 205.3 (Letters): 280
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4297

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From J. J. Aubertin   3 September 1863

Summary

Thanks CD for his letter and geological report on the stones JJA sent.

Encloses postage stamps for CD’s son.

Author:  John James Aubertin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Sept 1863
Classmark:  DAR 159: 124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4289

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