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To P. L. Sclater   29 December 1880

Summary

Asks PLS to sign the memorial for a pension for Wallace.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  29 Dec 1880
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.7781/1–32 item 18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12953

To P. L. Sclater   3 April 1882

Summary

Encloses paper [by W. Van Dyck] for publication by the Zoological Society ["On Syrian street dogs", Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1882): 367–70].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  3 Apr 1882
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.618)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13753

To P. L. Sclater   22 May [1860–81]

Summary

CD has signed the enclosed with great pleasure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  22 May [1860-81]
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) (1987)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13839A

To P. L. Sclater   4 February [1860]

Summary

Thanks PLS for list of Galapagos birds.

Mentions note he will add to Journal [of researches (1860)]

and correction he will make in Origin [3d ed. (1861)].

Asks PLS about variability in "abnormal parts of birds".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  4 Feb [1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.195)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2684

To P. L. Sclater   14 February [1860]

Summary

Thanks PLS for information about variation in birds. Asks for more information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  14 Feb [1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.197)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2695

To Philip Lutley Sclater   4 March [1861]

Summary

Asks for a rabbit specimen;

inquires about a hybrid hare–rabbit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  4 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.239)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3080

To P. L. Sclater   12 [March 1861]

Summary

Promises to send copy of Origin [3d ed.].

Is pleased that PLS has "become ""heretical"" on species".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  12 [Mar 1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.240)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3086

To P. L. Sclater   23 March [1861]

Summary

Asks about distribution of Gallus and about description of Gallus temminckii, G. R. Gray.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  23 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.241)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3096

To P. L. Sclater   21 [April 1861]

Summary

Asks about species of Opetiorhynchus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  21 [Apr 1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.245)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3123

To P. L. Sclater   4 May [1861]

Summary

CD is unable to locate his specimens of two Falkland Island birds [Opetiorhynchus].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  4 May [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.246)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3138

To P. L. Sclater   2 June [1861]

Summary

Discusses feral rabbits of Porto Santo. Arranges for care of rabbits while the Darwins visit Torquay.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  2 June [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.252)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3173

To Philip Lutley Sclater   12 May [1862]

Summary

Asks for information about japanned peacocks from Hudson [John Henry?] Gurney’s flock.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  12 May [1862]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.276)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3543

To P. L. Sclater   14 May [1862]

Summary

Asks for information about peacocks, especially Pavo nigripennis. Suggests a crossing experiment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  14 May [1862]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.277)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3545

To Philip Lutley Sclater   6 January [1866]

Summary

Discussion of ducks. CD asks for information on a domestic Chinese race about which Robert Swinhoe wrote to CD. Compares Chinese duck with Anas poecilorhyncha and Boschas.

Notes improvement in health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  6 Jan [1866]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.311)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4970

To P. L. Sclater   24 December [1866]

Summary

Encloses a portion of a letter from B. D. Walsh [5319] concerning an American interested in exchanging birds’ skins.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  24 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.324)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5318

To Philip Lutley Sclater   9 December [1867]

Summary

Asks for index to Zoological Society’s Proceedings.

Mentions article on "Barbets" by PLS in Intellectual Observer [12 (1867–8): 241–6].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  9 Dec [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.338)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5713

To Philip Lutley Sclater   28 February [1868]

Summary

Bird specimens collected by Capt. P. P. King eventually went to British Museum, but many specimens were incorrectly marked.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  28 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.345)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5948

To Philip Lutley Sclater   30 August [1870]

Summary

Encloses, for publication, note about Pampas woodpecker, opposing W. H. Hudson [see 7354].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  30 Aug [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.383)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7311

To P. L. Sclater   4 November [1870]

Summary

Asks PLS whether he will look over list of names of birds [for Descent] to make sure they are spelled correctly. "I have a most unfortunate weakness … to copy proper names incorrectly".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  4 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  Zoological Society of London (GB 0814 BADD (Darwin))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7356

To P. L. Sclater   9 November 1870

Summary

Thanks PLS for his generous offer to go over the part on birds [in Descent]. Does not think PLS realises that there are more than 200 pages – most of which will have nothing new for him.

W. H. Hudson’s proofs have arrived ["Letters on the ornithology of Buenos Ayres", Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1870): 87–9, 158–60, 332–4, 545–50, 671–3, 748–50, 798–82; (1871): 4–7, 258–62, 326–9].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  9 Nov 1870
Classmark:  Zoological Society of London (GB 0814 BADD (Darwin))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7362
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