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From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   23 May [1875]

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Believes Lyon Playfair has been led to compromise too far on bill about animal experimentation as a result of pressure from men wishing to suppress science. A full enquiry is to take place. [See 9987.] Suggests that CD send Playfair Huxley’s letter on the subject.

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 May [1875]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-2-09)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9989A

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  • … Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-2-09) John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet London, …

From David Forbes   1 March 1872

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Sends information on composition of chalk at Shoreham and Folkestone.

Author:  David Forbes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1872
Classmark:  DAR 164: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8233

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  • … water   Folkestone Carbonate of lime 94 . 09 — of Magnesium 0 . 31 Insoluble (rock debris) …

Kennard, C. A. (1827–1907)

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  • … as Springfield Daily Republican; Date: 09-19-1896; Page: 4; Location: Springfield, …

From Asa Gray   22 May 1877

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Asked C. E. Bessey whether Lithospermum longiflorum was dimorphic like its relatives. Encloses CEB’s reply.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 110: B53–7, DAR 165: 196
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10969

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  • … Corolla 1.14 Style .95 Stamens .98 Anthers .09 Pollen falling freely. Plant No 4 Flower 7 …
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The evolution of honeycomb

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Darwin recognised that explaining the evolution of the honey-bee’s comb-building abilities was essential if his theory of natural selection was to be taken seriously, and in the 1850s he carried out his own experiments at his home at Down House in Kent,…

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  • … first beginnings of the comb (letter to W. B. Tegetmeier, 9 May [1858] ). He suspected that the …

Was Darwin an ecologist?

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One of the most fascinating aspects of Charles Darwin’s correspondence is the extent to which the experiments he performed at his home in Down, in the English county of Kent, seem to prefigure modern scientific work in ecology.

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  • … of the evolution of species’, Haeckel wrote to Darwin on 9 July 1864 . ‘In your book I found all …
  • … family Sphingidae.  Novitates Zoologicae   9  (Suppl.): 1–972.  Sachs, Julius von. 1887. …

Darwin’s hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

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Towards the end of 1862, Darwin resolved to build a small hothouse at Down House, for ‘experimental purposes’ (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to J. D. Hooker, 24 December [1862], and volume 10, letter to Thomas Rivers, 15 January 1863). The decision…

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  • … Orchids , p. 158 n., and  Correspondence  vols. 9 and 10). However, he found it increasingly …
  • … £22 5s. for Horwood, who superintended the operation, and £9 15s. 10d. for fittings purchased in …
  • …     ——  Russelianum 9 do.   …
  • … J. D. Hooker, 24[–5] February [1863] and n. 19. 9.  Catasetum Russellianum. 10.  ‘—— …
  • … Lopezia axilare 8   Onagreæ 9       …