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From W. S. Dallas?   [1869–75]

Summary

Criticises details of style and tone in Origin [5th ed.].

Author:  Charles Dallas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1869–75]
Classmark:  DAR 69: A50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9794

From William Erasmus Darwin   [January 1869]

Summary

A list of investments presumably belonging to CD.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Jan 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 262.11: 6 (EH 88206193)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6541A

From W. E. Darwin   [1869–75]

Summary

Sends a letter from Capt Forrest, recommending a Mr Knight.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1869–75]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 54)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9224F

From Vladimir Onofrievich Kovalevsky   [January–March 1869]

Summary

Has written to Moscow about translations of Origin. Wishes to translate additions to the fifth English edition and print them as a supplement.

Pleased by CD’s high opinion of Alexander Kovalevsky.

Author:  Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский)
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Jan–Mar 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 169: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6541

From James Paget   [1869]

Summary

"I enclose a note from Lord Fitzwilliam about his horse with zebra-marks. The case seems as striking as I believed."

Author:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1869]
Classmark:  Paget ed. 1901, p. 408
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6533

From George Cupples   4 January 1869

Summary

Receiving notes on inbreeding from T. T. Wright, who has long experience with the subject.

Reports six-toed pup.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 161: 287
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6543

From James Orton   4 January 1869

Summary

Describes the novelties found on his recent expedition to South America sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution.

Wants to dedicate to CD book [The Andes and the Amazon (1870)] which is modelled on Journal of researches.

Author:  James Orton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 173: 37
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6542

To Julius Victor Carus   5 January 1869

Summary

Asks JVC to ascertain the age at which merino rams develop horns, and whether they grow faster or more slowly than in other breeds of sheep in which both sexes have horns.

Asks how JVC’s translation [of Variation] has sold.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Julius Victor Carus
Date:  5 Jan 1869
Classmark:  Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Slg. Darmstaedter Lc 1859: Darwin, Charles, Bl. 37–38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6545

To Sven Nilsson   5 January 1869

Summary

Thanks SN for the trouble he has taken for him [on Lapland reindeer horns].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Sven Nilsson
Date:  5 Jan 1869
Classmark:  Lund University Library Special Collections (Sven Nilsson papers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6544

To George Cupples   [6–9? January 1869]

Summary

Discusses the development of horns in reindeer and other deer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Cupples
Date:  [6–9? Jan 1869]
Classmark:  Cupples 1894, p. 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6546F

From George Maw   9 January 1869

Summary

Planning to visit Gibraltar and Morocco. Is there anything he can do for CD?

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6547

From George Cupples   11 January 1869

Summary

Writing to friends on CD’s behalf about deer: T. T. Wright, Archibald McNeill.

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 161: 288
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6548

From Fritz Müller   12 January 1869

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Summary

Gives details of some crossing experiments with Eschscholzia.

Describes the grass Streptochaeta, which FM believes to be a primitive grass.

Relates some observations on maize that are well explained by Pangenesis.

Author:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 76: B34–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6549

From Lydia Ernestine Becker   13 January 1869

Summary

Praises Variation and Pangenesis.

Reports observations on parrots and cockatoos.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 105, 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6551

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   13 January 1869

Summary

Sends MS of 13 pages in answer to Nägeli, for new edition of Origin [5th ed., p. 151].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 94: 110–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6550

To George Maw   13 January 1869

Summary

Thanks GM for offer of observations. Would be interested to know when the horns of merino rams first appear,

and has long wished for living specimens of Drosophyllum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Maw
Date:  13 Jan 1869
Classmark:  Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library (MAW/1/14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6552

From J. D. Hooker   14 [January] 1869

Summary

Oliver overlooked CD’s request about rutaceous flowers. Of precisely which points about the ovules does CD want illustrations?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 [Jan] 1869
Classmark:  DAR 48: A78, DAR 103: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5729

From George Maw   14 January 1869

Summary

In Gibraltar he will make notes on merino lambs and Drosophyllum as CD requests.

Author:  George Maw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 171: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6553

From George Cupples   15 January 1869

Summary

Forwards A. McNeill’s letter on deer horns. McNeill wrote portion on deerhounds in William Scrope’s book [The art of deer-stalking (1838)].

Author:  George Cupples
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 161: 289
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6555

From Thomas Henry Farrer   15 January 1869

Summary

Red tape leaves no time for botany.

New ministry laudably attempting economies.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan 1869
Classmark:  DAR 164: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6556
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