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From T. V. Wollaston   [11 or 18 December 1856]

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Informs CD that the "dishonest mollusks" were collected in May 1855 in Porto Santo. Describes some Madeira species. Though believing in "species" more and more, these may be "mere insular modifications".

Author:  Thomas Vernon Wollaston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [11 or 18] Dec 1856
Classmark:  DAR 205.3: 301
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2013

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  5, letter to W.  D. Fox, 7 March [1852] ). Wollaston had spent …

To Edgar Leopold Layard   8 June [1856]

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Admires ELL’s plan to visit Madagascar.

Asks about fertility of hybrid cats, crosses among dogs in Africa, and appearance of feral pigeons at Ascension. Doubts existence of N. African greyhound.

Asks for specimens of pigeons and ducks from the Cape of Good Hope.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edgar Leopold Layard
Date:  8 June [1856]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.143)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1894

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  • … Dated by CD’s reference in the letter to W.  D. Fox, 8 [June 1856] , to his intention to …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   8 April [1856]

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Mustering support at Royal Society Council for John Lindley’s Copley Medal. CD thinks Albany Hancock deserves a Royal Medal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 Apr [1856]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 160
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1851

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  • … junction was completed on 1 January 1857 (see letter to W.  D. Fox, 8 February [1857] ). …
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