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To Salt & Son   26 November [1850]

Summary

Inquires about financial matters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Salt & Sons
Date:  26 Nov [1850]
Classmark:  Shropshire Archives (SA D3651/B/47/1/35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1372

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  • 10 th or 12 th of next month. — Pray believe me | My dear Sir | Yours sincerely & obliged | C.  R. Darwin

To Charles Nichols, Geological Society   10 February [1847]

Summary

Encloses 12s for the year.

Anxious for February number of the Journal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Nichols
Date:  10 Feb [1847]
Classmark:  Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/10/36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1060

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  • 10 th Dear Sir Please to give the Bearer the Feb. No r of the Journal, & I enclose 12 s for the current year. — In case you sh d . be out, I have marked the note to be opened, by M r Charlton; as I am anxious for the Number. — Please to ask M r Charlton for any parcels for me. Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | C.  Darwin

To William Herbert   [c. 1 April 1839]

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Questions on breeding of plants: variation in established versus new varieties; predominance of wild species and old varieties when crossed with newer forms; predominance of males versus females; correlations between ease of hybridisation and tendency to vary and undergo cultivation; reversion; correlations between hybridisation and geographic distribution.

In WH’s Amaryllidaceae [1837], does he intend to say crossing is inimical to fertility?

[Sent via J. S. Henslow; note to amanuensis Syms Covington.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Herbert, dean of Manchester
Date:  [c. 1 Apr 1839]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-502

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  • 10 th . )— Has M r . Herbert ever seen an hybrid Cryptogamic plant, either ferns or mushrooms? — The foreign journals have lately mentioned some cases of hybrid ferns. C.  Darwin 12  …

From John Murray   29 November [1877]

Summary

Answers CD’s query about payment made to him [for Descent and Forms of flowers] and explains the basis on which it was made. Because of CD’s wish to be paid before editions are sold off, profits must be estimated. If he were willing to accept annual statements of sales, payments based on them, and final accounting when all were sold, there would be no uncertainty. This is JM’s usual practice.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Nov [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 497, DAR 210.11: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11259

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  • Darwin Esq r Estimated A/c Supposing all sold De Descent of Man Cr 1877 1877 June To To Printing 1000 N o 31 17 — June By 1000 copies " 30 Reams Paper 39 — — Sold Say " Binding 1000 copies 29 3 4 684 Trade 25 6/ 197 2 — as 24 " Advertising say 25 — — 316 do " " 6/5 97 10 8 " Com n all d agents" 6 — — 1000 " Balance Profit 163 12
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