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To ?   8 December [1861–8]

Summary

Thanks for information on inheritance of mental peculiarities in cats.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  8 Dec [1861-8]
Classmark:  Dr Jeremy J. C. Mallinson (private collection); sold at Sotheby’s (dealers), 11 December 2017, lot 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13770J

To ?   20 June [1861–8]

Summary

Sends a copy of the paper [with A. R. Wallace, "On the tendency of species to form varieties" (1858), Collected papers 2: 3–19] about which his correspondent asked; CD’s parts were written years ago and not intended for publication; he gave permission for publication of the extracts. Wallace’s paper seems to him excellent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  20 June [1861-8]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13879

To ?   24 August [1861–8]

Summary

Thanks correspondent for a remarkable instance of inheritance [not specified].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  24 Aug [1861-8]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.7781/1–32 item 28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13880

To ?   25 November [1861–8]

Summary

Has read correspondent’s notice on bent cleavage. Refers him to observations on the same fact in South America, p. 160. CD has also suggested a conjectural explanation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  25 Nov [1861-8]
Classmark:  Royal Institution of Great Britain (RI MS F/1/M)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13881

To ?   31 December [1861–8]

Summary

"As I have never especially attended to Conchology I am sorry to say I cannot tell you the name of the enclosed shell which I now return–"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  31 Dec [1861-8]
Classmark:  J. David Archibald (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13881A

To William Samuel Symonds   26 March [1861]

Summary

Thanks correspondent for book on old bones.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  26 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.242)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3099

To ?   7 May [1861–8?]

Summary

CD is obliged for the offer, but he is "too much occupied to contribute to any periodicals".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  7 May [1861-8]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3141

To ?    [before 25 May 1861]

Summary

Is obliged to Mr Bennett for information, the same relayed through Consul General Mr Crowe.

CD is interested in information that provides insight into the colour of the aboriginal horse and the possibility that the offspring of a cross between differently-coloured breeds revert to the colour of the aboriginal parent. He has examined crosses between pigeons for this purpose and would welcome any analogous facts resulting from crossing of distinct breeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [before 25 May 1861]
Classmark:  The Field, the Farm, the Garden, the Country Gentleman’s Newspaper 17 (1861): 451
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3156A

To ?   11 June [1861–8]

Summary

CD regrets he has to turn down an invitation because of his ill health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  11 June [1861-8]
Classmark:  Christie’s, London (dealers) (online 31 October – 8 November 2018, lot 6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3179F

To J. D. Hooker   17 [July 1861]

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Summary

Orchids from Kew.

JDH’s income problems.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17 [July 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3210

To A. G. More   17 [July 1861]

Summary

Asks for specimen of Orchis latifolia and O. maculata. " … as some Botanists doubt whether they are distinct species it would be rather curious to show them insects distinguish them".

Found a lot of bee orchids. "All facts point clearly to self-fertilisation in this species; yet I cannot swallow the bitter pill."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  17 [July 1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3211

To Peter Martin Duncan?   18 July [1861]

Summary

He is no longer able to answer any of the correspondent’s questions concerning corals.

Places "much trust" in J. D. Dana.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Peter Martin Duncan
Date:  18 July [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.257)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3212

To A. G. More   19 July [1861]

Summary

Thanks for Epipactis palustris. Doubts moths are the visitants. Thanks for experiment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  19 July [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3213

To George Maw   19 July [1861]

Summary

Has read GM’s review and thanks him for its fair and liberal spirit. Discusses briefly several specific difficulties raised by it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Maw
Date:  19 July [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library (MAW/1/6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3214

To Charles Lyell   20 July [1861]

Summary

Mentions George Maw’s "good review" of Origin [Zoologist 19 (1861): 7577–611].

Relates remark by J. S. Mill concerning soundness of logic and method of Origin.

Is at work [on Orchids and Variation].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  20 July [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.258)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3215

To Henry Fawcett   20 July 1861

Summary

"You could not possibly have told me anything which would have given me more satisfaction than what you say about Mr. Mill’s opinion." [See 2868.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Fawcett
Date:  20 July 1861
Classmark:  Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3215A

To Asa Gray   21 July [1861]

Summary

Is writing his paper on orchids.

Is surprised that AG gets little or no response with Drosera.

Describes the two forms of Primula and asks whether AG knows any analogous cases of dimorphism.

Reports that John Stuart Mill approves of CD’s scientific method.

Discusses American politics.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  21 July [1861]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (61)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3216

To John Tyndall   24 July [1861]

Summary

Has been idling and enjoying the scenery.

"At dinner we were all sticking bits of ice together by their points, marvelling at the phenomenon and talking of you."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  24 July [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 4 (EH 88205942)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3217

To John Lubbock   26 July [1861]

Summary

Thanks JL for assistance with William Darwin’s banking partnership; considers everything is now settled.

Is enjoying himself and doing a little work on orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  26 July [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 45 (EH 88206489)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3219

To J. D. Hooker   27 July [1861]

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On orchids supplied by Kew; homologies of pollen and rostellum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 July [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 107
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3220
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