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From P. L. Sclater   2 June 1877

Summary

Encloses a memorandum [missing] drawn up by W. H. Flower, Huxley, and himself, defending Charles Wyville Thomson against an attack made upon him.

Author:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 June 1877
Classmark:  DAR 177: 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10981

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From P. L. Sclater   17 April 1861

Summary

Corrects CD’s statement [Origin, 3d ed.] that Madeira does not possess one peculiar bird. There is one, out of the 99.

Author:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Apr 1861
Classmark:  DAR 205.3: 292
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3121

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From P. L. Sclater   11 February 1860

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Informs CD that Sylvicola aureola may be a distinct species but is a close ally of S. aestiva of N. and S. America and perhaps only a "climatic variety".

Author:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Feb 1860
Classmark:  DAR 205.3: 290, DAR 205.7: 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2692

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From Philip Lutley Sclater   [3? February 1860]

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Lists land birds of Galapagos and discusses their distribution on mainland of S. America.

Author:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3? Feb 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 205.3: 289
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2683

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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

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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

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To P. L. Sclater   26 December [1870]

Summary

Sending two sheets [of Descent]. About one-and-a-half more will complete PLS’s task.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  26 Dec [1870]
Classmark:  Zoological Society of London (GB 0814 BADD (Darwin))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7402

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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

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To P. L. Sclater   14 February [1860]

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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

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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

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To P. L. Sclater   5 December 1870

Summary

Is sending by this post three sheets and will send another tomorrow thus almost completing the part on birds. His congratulations and thanks for PLS’s labours with them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  5 Dec 1870
Classmark:  Dr W. N. Livingstone (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7387F

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To P. L. Sclater   [24 February 1871]

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Will send F. Du Cane Godman’s book [Natural history of the Azores (1870)] as soon as he returns home.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  [24 Feb 1871]
Classmark:  Zoological Society of London (GB 0814 BADD (Darwin))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7511

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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

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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

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To P. L. Sclater   12 [March 1861]

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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

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To Philip Lutley Sclater   12 May [1862]

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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

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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

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To P. L. Sclater   4 November [1870]

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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

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To P. L. Sclater   4 January [1871]

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Is infinitely obliged for a correction. "You men who do only or chiefly original work have an immense advantage over compilers like myself, as you can know what to trust." Wishes he had consulted PLS before using A. E. Brehm’s Thierleben woodcuts [for Descent]. PLS’s assistance has saved him from "endless blunders"; he now feels safe.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  4 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  Zoological Society of London (GB 0814 BADD (Darwin))
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7427

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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

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