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From Edward Blyth   [c. 22 March 1856]

Summary

Gives references to works on fowls and pigeons.

Observations on Gallinaceae.

Musk ox skull from southern England is additional evidence for Agassiz’s glacial period. Owen is mistaken in calling it a buffalo.

EB describes the buffalo proper.

Will send domestic pigeon specimens.

Believes pigeons were not bred in India before the Mohammedan conquest. Describes Indian breeds.

Believes the ass is an African rather than an Asian production. Discusses various species of ass and their distribution.

Wild horned cattle on borders of Pilibhit and Shahjahanpur.

[Notes received by CD on 6 May 1856.]

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 22 Mar 1856]
Classmark:  DAR 98: 133–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1845

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To J. D. Hooker   [26 March 1845]

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Has received pamphlet from JDH [John Murray, Strictures on morphology (1845)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [26 Mar 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-846

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [26 March 1845] …
  • … DAR 114: 29 Charles Robert Darwin Down [26 Mar 1845] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Has received pamphlet from JDH [John Murray, Strictures on morphology (1845)]. …
  • … Bibliography Murray, John. 1845. Strictures on morphology: its unwarrantable assumptions, …
  • … Murray 1845  and …
  • … Wilkes 1845. …
  • … Wilkes 1845, 4: 282–3. The United States Exploring Expedition, carried out during 1838–42  …

From J. D. Hooker   1 September [1845]

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JDH’s grandfather’s death.

Collecting testimonials for the Edinburgh chair.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Sept [1845]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 14–15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-910

Matches: 10 hits

  • … Hooker 1845d, pp.  224–5, for his description of Psidium galapageium . Schouw 1845 . …
  • … From J.  D. Hooker   1 September [1845] …
  • … DAR 100: 14–15 Joseph Dalton Hooker unstated 1 Sept [1845] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Huxley, ed. 1918 , 1: 204–5. Humboldt 1845–8 . The translation was by Augustin Prichard. …
  • … E.  Forbes 1845 . See letter from J.  D. Hooker, …
  • … 1844 , and letter to J.  D. Hooker, [7 January 1845] . Cunningham 1827 . See J.  D. …
  • … Philip Parker King. London. Forbes, Edward. 1845. On the distribution of endemic plants, …
  • … pp. 67–8. Humboldt, Alexander von. 1845–8. Kosmos; a general survey of the physical …
  • … John Murray. Schouw, Joakim Frederik. 1845. Les conifères d’Italie, sous les rapports …
  • … excellent paper in the Ann. Sc. Nat for April 1845 & chart, on the distrib. of Conif. in …

From J. D. Hooker   [28 April 1845]

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First part of "Galapagos flora" ["Plants of the Galapagos Archipelago", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 20 (1851): 163–233] finished but not printed.

Details of distribution of Galapagos flora. Peculiarity of island floras.

Leaves for Edinburgh on Wednesday.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Apr 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-862

Matches: 13 hits

  • … From J.  D. Hooker   [28 April 1845] …
  • … DAR 100: 48 Joseph Dalton Hooker unstated [28 Apr 1845] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … with letter to J.  D. Hooker, [11–12 July 1845] , n.  22, and letter from J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, [after 12 July 1845] , where Hooker corrects this figure to ‘40’. …
  • … Society, on 4 March, 6 May, and 16 December 1845, but the paper was not published until …
  • … Bibliography Bosanquet, Samuel Richard. 1845. "Vestiges of the natural history of …
  • … London: John Churchill. Forbes, Edward. 1845. On the distribution of endemic plants, more …
  • … 1845a. See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 22 [January 1845] . Edward Forbes was to announce his …
  • … theory in June that year ( E.  Forbes 1845 ). Humboldt 1843 , 1: 54–5, in which the …
  • … of heaths across Europe is discussed. Hume 1845 , a response to [Chambers] 1844 . …
  • … Bosanquet 1845 . CD’s ‘40225’ was written directly below Hooker’s ‘185’. Thus he could …
  • … letter to J.  D. Hooker, [11–12 July 1845] ). See Hooker’s annotation on the enclosure …
  • … comparée. 3 vols. Paris. Hume, Abraham. 1845. Examination of the theory contained in the " …

To George Robert Waterhouse   [after 22 May 1845]

Summary

Thanks him for describing the niata ox.

He is delighted that GRW is grappling with Galápagos insects. Needs to know immediately whether any entomologists beside GRW, Walker and A. White have described his insects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Robert Waterhouse
Date:  [after 22 May 1845]
Classmark:  Bloomsbury Book Auctions (1990)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-864A

Matches: 12 hits

  • … To George Robert Waterhouse   [after 22 May 1845] …
  • … Auctions (1990) Charles Robert Darwin Down [after 22 May 1845] George Robert Waterhouse …
  • … letter from G.  R.  Waterhouse, 21[–22] May 1845 ( Correspondence vol.  3). Waterhouse’s …
  • … p.  146 n. Waterhouse was preparing Waterhouse 1845, ‘Descriptions of coleopterous insects …
  • … was advertised as published on 28 June 1845 (see Freeman 1977, p.  35). The original …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  3, letters from G.  R.  Waterhouse, 21[–22] May 1845, and [ c. …
  • … June 1845] (first letter) and n.  1. See Journal of researches 2d ed. , pp.  390–1. …
  • … has been found in CD’s correspondence of 1845. CD may be referring to information to be …
  • … was working between 25 April and 26 August 1845 (see Correspondence vol.  3, Appendix II). …
  • … Sowerby and Edward Newman. On 4 June 1845, CD reported to Hooker that he had just heard …
  • … Correspondence vol.  3, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [4 June 1845] , and letter from B.  J.   …
  • … Sulivan, 13 January – 12 February 1845). The fossils are mentioned in a footnote to …

To J. D. Hooker   [11–12 July 1845]

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A son [George Howard Darwin] was born on Wednesday.

Sends queries on Galapagos flora.

Discusses JDH’s comments on [Journal of researches].

CD feels that with his views on descent "really Nat. Hist. becomes a sublimely grand result-giving subject".

"How differently people view the same subject, for I look at insular Floras … as leading to an opposite view to yours."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [11–12 July 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 36, 100: 43–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-889

Matches: 18 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [11–12 July 1845] …
  • … DAR 114: 36, 100: 43–7 Charles Robert Darwin Down [11–12 July 1845] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Afrique. 3 vols. Paris. Forbes, Edward. 1845. On the distribution of endemic plants, more …
  • … George Howard Darwin, born 9 July 1845. See enclosure, transcribed following this letter, …
  • … and Hooker’s reply ( letter from J.  D. Hooker, [after 12 July 1845] ). See Athenæum , no. …
  • … 910, 5 April 1845, p.  337. See letter from …
  • … J.  D. Hooker, 5 July 1845 , in which he corrects CD’s identification of the giant kelp, …
  • … no. 923, 5 July 1845, p.  678. The seat of William Willoughby Cole, 3d Earl of …
  • … letter from J.  D. Hooker, [28 April 1845] . At this point CD added ‘V.  map of Pacific’ …
  • … pp. 67–8. Humboldt, Alexander von. 1845–8. Kosmos; a general survey of the physical …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. Notebook C. See de Beer 1960; de Beer and …
  • … 1845a. There were two translations of Alexander von Humboldt’s Kosmos (1845–62) under …
  • … way in 1845: an unauthorised translation …
  • … by Augustin Prichard ( Humboldt 1845–8 ), and a later translation by Elizabeth Juliana …
  • … is in the Darwin Library–CUL. Strzelecki 1845. Bronn 1841–9. CD possessed a later reprint …
  • … to J.  D. Hooker, [22 July – 19 August 1845] . Sprengel 1793 , in which Christian Konrad …
  • … Journal of researches 2d ed. , p.  391. Edward Forbes’s paper ( E.  Forbes 1845 ), read …
  • … in 1845 and published 1846, was referred to in Athenæum , …

To Charles Lyell   25 August [1845]

Summary

Discusses the power of land covered with snow to radiate heat.

Criticises CL’s discussion of slavery [in Travels in North America (1845)]. A review of CL’s book is in Gardeners’ Chronicle.

Mentions John Lindley’s views on carbonic acid gas and extinction;

refers to the discussion of multiple and single creations in Humboldt’s Kosmos.

The origin of volcanic craters of elevation.

There is a popular demand for a new edition of Principles.

Praises palaeobotanical work of C. J. F. Bunbury.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  25 Aug [1845]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.45)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-905

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To Charles Lyell   25 August [1845] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.45) Charles Robert Darwin Down 25 Aug [1845] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … See letter from Charles Lyell, [after 2 August 1845] , n.  6, for CD’s meetings with him. …
  • … Bibliography Humboldt, Alexander von. 1845–62. Kosmos. Entwurf einer physischen …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. Ure, Andrew. 1823. A dictionary of chemistry …
  • … of slavery [in Travels in North America (1845)]. A review of CL’s book is in Gardeners’ …
  • … acid-gas theory. See letter to Charles Lyell, [30 July – 2 August 1845], n.  9. Gardeners’ …
  • … Agricultural Gazette , no. 33, 16 August 1845, p.  563. The discussion of the causes of …
  • … of researches 2d ed. , pp.  173–6. See letter to Charles Lyell, [5 July 1845] , n.   …
  • … 5. Humboldt 1845–62 . Volcanic islands , pp.  93–6; Journal of researches 2d ed. , pp.   …
  • … Agricultural Gazette , no. 34, 23 August 1845, p.  578. John Lindley, the editor, upheld …

To J. D. Hooker   [18 September 1845]

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Kosmos [by Alexander von Humboldt] has arrived safely.

CD acknowledges his presumption in speculating on variation without having worked out his due share of species, but "for nine years it has been anyhow the greatest amusement to me".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [18 Sept 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-917

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [18 September 1845] …
  • … DAR 114: 42 Charles Robert Darwin Shrewsbury [18 Sept 1845] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … Humboldt 1845–8 , 1: 6–13. …
  • … from Charles Lyell, [after 2 August 1845] , in which Lyell quotes the same aphorism. …
  • … Bibliography Humboldt, Alexander von. 1845–8. Kosmos; a general survey of the physical …

From John Higgins   2 October 1845

Summary

Sends a list of the work he feels should be done at Beesby [Lincolnshire] to put the farm in order. Hopes to get purchase deeds completed by 10 October.

Author:  John Higgins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct 1845
Classmark:  DAR 210.10: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-918

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  • … From John Higgins   2 October 1845
  • … DAR 210.10: 8 John Higgins Alford 2 Oct 1845 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … crossed pencil On cover : ‘Papers, Plan, Letters about Beesby Estate Oct. — 1845. —’ ink …
  • … Gazette , no. 30, 26 July 1845, p.  522). Old Michaelmas day, one of the quarter-days of …
  • … enclosed with this letter indicate that the purchase was completed on 10 October 1845. …
  • … Alford 2 nd October 1845 My Dear Sir, I enclose an Estimate of the different additional …
  • … meeting, held at Shrewsbury, 15–18 July 1845 ( Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural …

To J. D. Hooker   [10 February 1845]

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Congratulates JDH and condoles with him on possible position at Edinburgh. Although CD will miss him bitterly, he encourages JDH to view it as a good opportunity.

Sorry to hear that Humboldt is failing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [10 Feb 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-826

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  • … Wilkes 1845. …
  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [10 February 1845] …
  • … DAR 114: 27 Charles Robert Darwin Down [10 Feb 1845] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … 10–11 November 1844] , n.  7, and letter from J.  D. Hooker, [late February 1845] . …
  • … Edinburgh University during the spring of 1845 as substitute for the ailing professor of …
  • … letter from J.  D. Hooker, [23] March 1845 ). Hooker had studied for his medical degree at …

To John Murray   [28 June 1845]

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If copies [of part one of Journal of researches] are to be sent to periodicals for review, suggests Gardeners’ Chronicle.

MS for second part will be ready in four to five days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  [28 June 1845]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.19–20)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-881

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To John Murray   [28 June 1845] …
  • … Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.19–20) Charles Robert Darwin Down [28 June 1845] John Murray …
  • … RN. 2d edition, corrected, with additions. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. …
  • … of researches 2d ed. was to be published on 1 July 1845, a Tuesday (see letter to J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, [27 June 1845] ). The Journal of researches 2d ed. was …
  • … in the Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette , no. 32, 9 August 1845, p.  546; no. …
  • … 40, 4 October 1845, p.   675. …

To William Jackson Hooker   [23 August 1845]

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Will be pleased to provide a testimonial for J. D. Hooker, who is seeking the Chair in Botany at Edinburgh, but fears he himself is so little known that it could only be of the smallest service. Has asked Lyell to write to J. F. W. Herschel giving an opinion of J. D. Hooker.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Jackson Hooker
Date:  [23 Aug 1845]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: English letters 1845, 23: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-904

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To William Jackson Hooker   [23 August 1845] …
  • … Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: English letters 1845, 23: 147 Charles Robert …
  • … Darwin Down [23 Aug 1845] William Jackson Hooker …
  • … Dated by the relationship to the letters to W.  J. Hooker, [25 August 1845] and …
  • … 25 August 1845. See Correspondence , vol.  1, letter to J.  S. Henslow, 9 July 1836 , for …

From J. D. Hooker   [23] March 1845

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JDH recommends Augustin de Saint-Hilaire’s Leçons de botanique [1841]. Relates opinions of European botanists on migration and plant distribution.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23] Mar 1845
Classmark:  DAR 100: 41–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-844

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  • … Caspar Carl Reinwardt. Gérard 1844 . See letter from J.  D. Hooker, [late February 1845] . …
  • … From J.  D. Hooker   [23] March 1845
  • … DAR 100: 41–2 Joseph Dalton Hooker Kew [23] Mar 1845 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … vols. Paris. 1841–9. Hopkins, William. 1845. On the motion of glaciers. London, Edinburgh …
  • … Magazine 26: 1–16, 146–69. Murray, John. 1845. Strictures on morphology: its unwarrantable …
  • … Sedgwick and William Hopkins. Hopkins’ views are set out in Hopkins 1845 . Saint-Hilaire …
  • … 1841. Murray 1845 . Herman Schlegel, director of the Natural History Museum at Leiden, …
  • … West Park Kew. Sunday Evening | March 1845. My dear Darwin I had the pleasure of receiving …

To J. D. Hooker   [4 June 1845]

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JDH’s books have arrived safely.

Is sending him corrected MS of first part of Journal of researches [2d ed.].

Lyells have just visited.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [4 June 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-864

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [4 June 1845] …
  • … DAR 114: 34 Charles Robert Darwin Down [4 June 1845] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … to the letter to John Murray, [6 June 1845] . Gérard 1844 . Boston Journal of Natural …
  • … 54] . Actually sent on Thursday 5 June, see letters to John Murray, [31 May 1845] and [ …
  • … 6 June 1845]. Letter from B.   …
  • … J. Sulivan, 13 January – 12 February 1845. …

To J. D. Hooker   [25 November 1845]

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Can JDH come to Down on 6 December? If this is convenient, CD will ask Forbes, Falconer, and perhaps Waterhouse.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [25 Nov 1845]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-930

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  • … To J.  D. Hooker   [25 November 1845] …
  • … DAR 114: 48 Charles Robert Darwin Down [25 Nov 1845] Joseph Dalton Hooker …
  • … George Robert Waterhouse. See letters to G.  B. Sowerby, 12 [November 1845], and to J.   …
  • … D. Hooker, [21 November 1845]. …

To J. S. Henslow   28 October [1845]

Summary

Comments on potato disease and its effects on the poor.

Describes visit to his Lincolnshire farm,

to York where he discussed hybrids with the Dean of Manchester [William Herbert],

his meeting with Charles Waterton, and his delight with Chatsworth.

Disappointed at Hooker’s failure to receive the Edinburgh chair; believes JDH will make a great botanist.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  28 Oct [1845]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-921

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To J.  S. Henslow   28 October [1845] …
  • … of Science and Technology) Charles Robert Darwin Down 28 Oct [1845] John Stevens Henslow …
  • … in Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette , no. 41, 11 October 1845, pp.  688–9. …
  • … See letter to Charles Lyell, 8 October [1845] , for further details of CD’s tour. …
  • … London: John Van Voorst. Prideaux, J. 1845. Potatoes: storing and preserving. Gardeners’ …
  • … In 1845 potato blight (caused by the fungus Phytophthora infestans ) destroyed much of the …
  • … and Agricultural Gazette , no. 38, 20 September 1845, p.  648) dealing with methods of …
  • … the blight (see Lindley 1845a and Prideaux 1845 ). John William Lubbock, CD’s neighbour in …
  • … stored potatoes under sand in the autumn of 1845 ( Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural …

To Edward Cresy   26 [December 1843 – April 1846 or September 1855 – October 1860?]

Summary

Says Hooker does not want plant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Date:  26 [Dec 1843 - Apr 1846 or Sept 1855 - Oct 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 311
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13787

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To Charles Lyell   [5 July 1845]

Summary

Sends the first part of Journal of researches [2d ed.]. Explains his dedication of book to CL. Describes revisions.

Has received CL’s book [Travels in North America, 2 vols. (1845)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [5 July 1845]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-882

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  • … To Charles Lyell   [5 July 1845] …
  • … Society (Mss.B.D25.43) Charles Robert Darwin Down [5 July 1845] Charles Lyell, 1st baronet …
  • … Describes revisions. Has received CL’s book [ Travels in North America , 2 vols. (1845)]. …
  • … of Journal of researches 2d ed. on 3 July (see letter to John Murray, [3 July 1845] ). See …
  • … letter to John Murray, [31 May 1845] , n.  2. Journal of researches , pp.  268–98; 2d …
  • … Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. Journal of researches : Journal of researches …
  • … The Lyells were to depart on 2 September 1845 for a second visit to the United States. …

To John Murray   [5 April 1845]

Summary

Thanks for note. Believes agreement with Henry Colburn does not cover 2d ed. of Journal of researches. Regrets Murray’s Colonial Library series will require one-fifth reduction of text; will consult Lyell on how to reduce scientific part. Prefers that JM consult with Colburn, but in case he declines, encloses draft of letter he would send to Colburn. Anticipates co-operation of Colburn, as he has paid CD nothing for 1st ed. of Journal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  [5 Apr 1845]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.3–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-851

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To John Murray   [5 April 1845] …
  • … John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff.3–7) Charles Robert Darwin Down [5 Apr 1845] John Murray …
  • … was 5 April. See letter to John Murray, 20 March [1845] . Murray evidently agreed to …
  • … do this, see letters to John Murray, [10 April 1845], 12  …
  • … April [1845], and …
  • … 17 [April 1845], n.  1. …

From Trenham Reeks   8 February 1845

Summary

Sends results of chemical tests on specimens [of salt, see South America, pp. 73–5].

Encloses abstract from Justus Liebig on composition of bones and their ability to withstand decay.

Author:  Trenham Reeks
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Feb 1845
Classmark:  DAR 39: 43–4, 49–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-825

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  • … From Trenham Reeks   8 February 1845
  • … 39: 43–4, 49–50 Trenham Reeks Museum of Economic Geology 8 Feb 1845 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1845. Liebig, Justus von. 1842. Chemistry in its …
  • … of Economic Geology 8 th . February 1845. Dear Sir, I have great pleasure in forwarding …
  • … to Trenham Reeks, [before 8 February 1845] . For the use CD made of these replies see …
  • … and Agricultural Gazette , no. 6, 8 February 1845, p.  93. Cited by CD in Journal of …
  • … see letter from Trenham Reeks, 14 March 1845 ). Henry Thomas De la Beche, director of the …
  • … crossed ink Top of first page of letter : ‘1845 Gardeners Chronicle p.  93—on salt very [ …
  • … letter from Trenham Reeks, 25 February 1845 . CD had apparently requested this reference …
  • … letter to Reeks, [before 8 February 1845]. CD cites Reeks and Liebig in his description of …
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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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  • …  vol. 3, letter to Charles Lyell, 8 October [1845] ). Having indulged his senses, Darwin …

Living and fossil cirripedia

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Darwin published four volumes on the crustacean sub-class Cirripedia between 1851 and 1854, two on living species and two on fossil species. These were systematic monographs, written for a specialist audience, and as such are probably among the most…

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  • … In the course of discussions about species in the autumn of 1845, his close friend Joseph Dalton …