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To J. S. Henslow   16 July [1860]


Discusses Charles Daubeny’s views on sexuality of plants [Rep. BAAS 30 (1860) pt 2: 109–10]. "There is no greater mystery in the whole world, as it seems to me, than the existence of sexes, – more especially since the discovery of Parthenogenesis."

Says apropos of the FitzRoy Bible incident [at Oxford BAAS meeting], "I think his mind is often on verge of insanity."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  16 July [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A74–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2869

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  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. FitzRoy, Robert. 1860. On British storms, illustrated …
  • … s Magazine n.s.  9 (1860): 312). Robert FitzRoy attended the British Association meeting …

To J. D. Hooker   30 April [1860]



JDH has settled the Leschenaultia case, but it remains a difficulty to CD.

Goodenia, like bee orchid, seems a case of a structure with an evident function, which is not carried out. Is curvature of styles an incidental result of growth or a pollination adaptation?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2776

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  • … who was brought to England in 1830 by Robert FitzRoy and returned to Tierra del Fuego on …

To John Lubbock   [4 July 1860]


Birth of JL’s child.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [4 July 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 38 (EH 88206482)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2859

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  • … the point in reply to Wilberforce & [Robert] FitzRoy that the embryology of the individual …

To Thomas Bridges   6 January 1860


Queries on expression among Fuegians and Patagonians.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Bridges
Date:  6 Jan 1860
Classmark:  DAR 185: 72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2640

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  • … the Fuegian who had come to England with Robert FitzRoy and returned to his country on the …
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