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From Henry Holland to Erasmus Alvey Darwin   24 February [1869]



References to works on probability;

statistics on proportion of sexes in births in England and Wales.

Author:  Henry Holland
Addressee:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Date:  24 Feb [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 86: A79–80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6632

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  4, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 4 September [1850] ). Holland refers to …

To A. R. Wallace   22 March [1869]


Comments on Wallace’s Malay Archipelago.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  22 Mar [1869]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6677

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  • w d collect the plants of Banca! The puzzle of Java, Sumatra & Borneo is like the 3 geese & foxes: …
  • foxes across the river. Many parts of y r book have interested me much: I always wished to hear an independent judgment about the Rajah Brooke, & now I have been delighted with y r splendid eulogium on him. With respect to the fewness & inconspicuousness of the flowers in the Tropics, may it not be accounted for by the hosts of insects, so that there is no need for the flowers to be conspicuous. As according to Humboldt fewer plants are social in the tropical than in the temperate regions, the flowers in the former w d

To W. B. Tegetmeier   28 September [1869]


He will send carrier to the Field office to collect pigeons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  28 Sept [1869]
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (6 June 2001)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6915F

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  • … in 1868 (see Correspondence vol.  16, letter to W.  D.   Fox, 14 May [1868] ). CD had been …

From W. C. Tait   11 July 1869


Drosophyllum lusitanicum.

Believes principle of natural selection can be more widely applied.

Flower structure of Geranium.

Author:  William Chester Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 July 1869
Classmark:  DAR 178: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6825

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  • D.  Hooker to Emma Darwin, 29 March 1869  and n.  7. In Movement in plants , p.  450, CD discussed the unusual lack of heliotropism in Drosera rotundifolia , which he believed belonged to the same family as Drosophyllum , but did not mention the phenomenon in Drosophyllum lusitanicum. See letters from W.  C.  Tait, 13 April 1869  and 10 May 1869 . The enclosure has not been found. The fox
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