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From Edward Blyth   3 May 1868

Summary

Reports another case of syndactylism.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 214
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6158

Matches: 4 hits

  • Blyth, Edward Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Edward Blyth   3 May 1868 …
  • … DAR 160: 214 Edward Blyth London, Princess Terrace, 7 3 May 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … and the brigand have not been identified. See letter from Edward Blyth, [3 April 1868] . …

To Edward Blyth   [19 February 1867]

Summary

Is so unwell he must cancel appointment to meet at Zoological Gardens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Blyth
Date:  [19 Feb 1867]
Classmark:  McGill University Library, Department of Rare Books
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5407

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Blyth, Edward
  • … To Edward Blyth   [19 February 1867] …
  • … of Rare Books Charles Robert Darwin London, Queen Anne St, 6 [19 Feb 1867] Edward Blyth
  • … by the relationship between this letter, the letter to Edward Blyth, [18 February 1867] , …
  • … and the letter from Edward Blyth, 19 February 1867 . …
  • … See letter to Edward Blyth, [18 February 1867] . Emma Darwin recorded in her diary (DAR …

To Edward Blyth   [18 February 1867]

Summary

Asks to meet EB for a walk in the Zoological Gardens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Blyth
Date:  [18 Feb 1867]
Classmark:  McGill University Library, Department of Rare Books
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5406

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Blyth, Edward
  • … To Edward Blyth   [18 February 1867] …
  • … of Rare Books Charles Robert Darwin London, Queen Anne St, 6 [18 Feb 1867] Edward Blyth
  • … see Correspondence vol.  14, letter to Edward Blyth, 10 December [1866] ). On CD’s recent …
  • … Mammalia, birds, and reptiles by Edward Blyth. The fishes and radiata by Robert Mudie. The …
  • … between this letter and the letter to Edward Blyth, 23 February [1867] (see n.  2, below). …
  • … Cuvier 1840  or 1849; see letter to Edward Blyth, 23 February [1867] and nn.  6 and 9). CD …

To Edward Blyth   14 September [1869]

Summary

Thanks EB for his attempts to find out about the mandrills;

sorry to hear that he has been so badly treated by the manager of Land and Water.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Blyth
Date:  14 Sept [1869]
Classmark:  McGill University Library, Department of Rare Books
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6891

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Blyth, Edward
  • … To Edward Blyth   14 September [1869] …
  • … Library, Department of Rare Books Charles Robert Darwin Down 14 Sept [1869] Edward Blyth
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from Edward Blyth, 13 September 1869 . …
  • … See letter from Edward Blyth, 13 September 1869 . See letter from J.  N.  Hegt, [23 April  …
  • … to Land and Water ; see letter from Edward Blyth, 13 September 1869 . Blyth had started …

From Edward Blyth   27 March 1863

Summary

Wants to know when he may visit CD.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Mar 1863
Classmark:  DAR 160: 203
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4062

Matches: 8 hits

  • Blyth, Edward Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Edward Blyth   27 March 1863 …
  • … DAR 160: 203 Edward Blyth White Hart Hotel, Bromley 27 Mar 1863 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Blyth, Edward. 1875. Catalogue of mammals and birds of Burma. With a memoir [ …
  • … whom he visited in April 1863 (see letter from Edward Blyth, 7 April 1863  and n.  1). …
  • … Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Edward Blyth, 23 November 1862 ). During the 1850s, …
  • Edward, prince of Wales, married Alexandra, eldest daughter of Prince Christian of Denmark, on 10 March 1863 ( DNB ). Blyth, …
  • Edward Rendall of Brigmerston House, near Amesbury, Wiltshire (see the Field 21 (1863): 464 and Post Office directory of Hampshire, Dorsetshire, and Wiltshire 1859). There is no evidence that Blyth

To Edward Blyth   4 April [1868]

Summary

Glad to hear about colours of Hylobates.

Cannot find any statement about which digits in man are most subject to syndactylism in Isidore Geoffroy [Saint-Hilaire]’s Histoire des anomalies [1832–7].

Asks questions concerned with seasonal and sexual changes in plumage of various bird species.

Does male woodpecker share in incubation?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Blyth
Date:  4 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  McGill University Library, Department of Rare Books
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6091

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Blyth, Edward
  • … To Edward Blyth   4 April [1868] …
  • … Library, Department of Rare Books Charles Robert Darwin Down 4 Apr [1868] Edward Blyth
  • … parts in animals. See memorandum from Edward Blyth, [before 25 March 1868]. In his letter …
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Edward Blyth, 5 April 1868 . …
  • … See memorandum from Edward Blyth, [3 April 1868]. CD refers to Isidore Geoffroy Saint- …
  • … Saint-Hilaire 1832–7 ); see letter from Edward Blyth, [3 April 1868] and n.  15. There is …

To Edward Blyth   25 March [1868]

Summary

Has found EB’s MS most interesting and valuable. Fully half the facts were new to him; will probably use some.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Blyth
Date:  25 Mar [1868]
Classmark:  McGill University Library, Department of Rare Books
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6049

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Blyth, Edward
  • … To Edward Blyth   25 March [1868] …
  • … of Rare Books Charles Robert Darwin London, Chester Place, 4 25 Mar [1868] Edward Blyth
  • … Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). See letter from Edward Blyth, [before 25 March 1868] . …

From Edward Blyth   8 September 1868

Summary

Thanks CD for invitation to Down.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 216
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6358

Matches: 4 hits

  • Blyth, Edward Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Edward Blyth   8 September 1868 …
  • … DAR 160: 216 Edward Blyth London, Princess Terrace, 7 8 Sept 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Park, London. See also letter from Edward Blyth, 31 August 1868  and n.  4. Philip Lutley …

From Edward Blyth   13 September 1869

Summary

Gives some observations and opinions on the appearance and behaviour of mandrills.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 225
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6887

Matches: 5 hits

  • Blyth, Edward Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Edward Blyth   13 September 1869 …
  • … DAR 160: 225 Edward Blyth London, Chalcot Crescent, 21 13 Sept 1869 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … not been further identified, but see also the letter from Edward Blyth, 17 April 1869 . …
  • … Mandrillus sphinx. See letters from Edward Blyth, 17 April 1869  and n.  2, and 26 April  …

From Edward Blyth   21 September 1863

Summary

Sends some original observations on British ferns [not found].

Has secured a small pension and hopes to acquire a house near Kew.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Sept 1863
Classmark:  DAR 160: 206
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4300

Matches: 5 hits

  • Blyth, Edward Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Edward Blyth   21 September 1863 …
  • … DAR 160: 206 Edward Blyth London, Essex St, 19 21 Sept 1863 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Correspondence vol.  10, letter from Edward Blyth, 23 November 1862  and nn.  1, 2, and 4. …
  • … of Bengal, early in 1863 (see letter from Edward Blyth, 27 March 1863  and n.   2). He was …

DCP-LETT-2080

Summary

[CD’s abstract of Blyth’s letter of [21 Apr 1857], original of which is missing.] EB does not know whether hybrids of humped and common cattle are fertile inter se.

Species of Coracias cross in Bengal where they mix.

Crossing between Indian cat species.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2080

Matches: 2 hits

  • Blyth, Edward Darwin, C. R. …
  • … of the History of Science and Technology) Edward Blyth Calcutta Charles Robert Darwin …

From Edward Blyth   4 October 1868

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Summary

Replies to CD’s questions on sexual differences in birds.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1868
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 100–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6409

Matches: 6 hits

  • Blyth, Edward Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Edward Blyth   4 October 1868 …
  • … DAR 84.1: 100–2 Edward Blyth London, Princess Terrace, 7 4 Oct 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … 17 vols. Barcelona: Lynx editions. 1991–2013. Blyth, Edward. 1850. Remarks on the modes of …
  • … Asiatic Society of Bengal 19: 221–9. Blyth, Edward. 1866–7. The ornithology of India. A …
  • … Blyth 1850 , p.  223; see letter from Edward Blyth, 1 October 1868  and n.  2. CD’s letter …

From Charles Wade Crump to Edward Blyth   [before 8 January 1856]

Summary

Reports upon a breed of wild cattle found in southern India. The herd is reputedly descended from a wild, red bull that mated with tame cows.

[This memorandum was forwarded to CD enclosed with 1817.]

Author:  Charles Crump
Addressee:  Edward Blyth
Date:  [before 8 Jan 1856]
Classmark:  DAR 98: A114–A116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1819

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Crump, Charles Blyth, Edward
  • … From Charles Wade Crump to Edward Blyth   [before 8 January 1856] …
  • … DAR 98: A114–A116 Charles Crump Madras [before 8 Jan 1856] Edward Blyth
  • … the relationship to the letter from Edward Blyth, 8 January [1856] . Blyth forwarded this …
  • … of 8 January 1856 (see letter from Edward Blyth, 8 January [1856] ). Blyth here added: ‘ …
  • … Sporting Review (see letter from Edward Blyth, 8 January 1856 ). Blyth added ‘Madras’ …

From Edward Blyth   1 October 1868

Summary

Gives CD a reference to one of his papers ["Remarks on the modes of variation of nearly affined species or races of birds", J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 19 (1850): 221–9]

and discusses moulting in birds.

Quotes instance of an action by an elephant that apparently displays considerable intelligence.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Oct 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6406

Matches: 4 hits

  • Blyth, Edward Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Edward Blyth   1 October 1868 …
  • … DAR 160: 223 Edward Blyth unstated 1 Oct 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Blyth, Edward. 1850. Remarks on the modes of variation of nearly affined …

DCP-LETT-5751

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5751

Matches: 2 hits

DCP-LETT-6404

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6404

Matches: 2 hits

From Edward Blyth   [2–30 March 1867]

Summary

Discussion of origin of domestic sheep races. Some comments on the yak and the wild ancestors of the llama and alpaca.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2–30 Mar 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 208
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5337

Matches: 6 hits

  • Blyth, Edward Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Edward Blyth   [2–30 March 1867] …
  • … DAR 160: 208 Edward Blyth unstated [2–30 Mar 1867] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … genealogical relationships (see letter from Edward Blyth, 19 February 1867  and nn.   …
  • … 11 and 12, and letter to Edward Blyth, 23 February [1867] and n.  3). Blyth’s article on …
  • … domestic sheep. See the letter from Edward Blyth, 24 February 1867 and n.  18, for Blyth’s …

From Edward Blyth   31 August 1868

Summary

EB is moving to Wiltshire for a week.

Tells CD of animals acquired, or about to be acquired, by the Zoological Garden.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 215
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6336

Matches: 5 hits

  • Blyth, Edward Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Edward Blyth   31 August 1868 …
  • … DAR 160: 215 Edward Blyth London, Princess Terrace, 7 31 Aug 1868 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Correspondence vol.  11, letter from Edward Blyth, 27 March 1863  and n.  3). Blyth refers …
  • Blyth was evidently planning to visit his friend Charles Edward Rendall in Wiltshire (see …

From Edward Blyth   13 [December] 1866

Summary

Gives CD reference to case of the saiga, an antelope, fearless of man.

Reports observations by New Zealander who has seen heaps of pebbles presumably voided by Dinornis.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 [Dec] 1866
Classmark:  DAR 160: 207
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4975

Matches: 6 hits

  • Blyth, Edward Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Edward Blyth   13 [December] 1866 …
  • … DAR 160: 207 Edward Blyth London, Princess Terrace, 7 13 [Dec] 1866 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Bibliography Blyth, Edward. 1864. Notes on sundry Mammalia. Proceedings of the Zoological …
  • … December was on 15 December. Letter to Edward Blyth, 10 December [1866] . Blyth’s notice …
  • … Gardens in November 1866 (see letter to Edward Blyth, 10 December [1866] and n.  2). Blyth …

From Edward Blyth   [after 24 February 1867]

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Sexual differences in bird species and seasonal variation in plumage.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 24 Feb 1867]
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 105–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6403

Matches: 6 hits

  • Blyth, Edward Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Edward Blyth   [after 24 February 1867] …
  • … DAR 84.1: 105–6 Edward Blyth unstated [after 24 Feb 1867] Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … between this letter and the letter from Edward Blyth, 24 February 1867 ( Correspondence …
  • … remember them ( see Correspondence vol.  15, letter to Edward Blyth, 23 February [1867] …
  • … and letter from Edward Blyth, 24 February 1867 ). In his footnote, Blyth had referred to …
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