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To W. H. Flower   26 February [1878]

Summary

Will bring photograph of goose with abnormal wing to London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  26 Feb [1878]
Classmark:  John Innes Foundation Historical Collections
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11377

To W. H. Flower   [4 March 1878]

Summary

Has been poorly.

Comments on goose with abnormal wing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  [4 Mar 1878]
Classmark:  John Innes Foundation Historical Collections
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11398

To W. H. Flower   11 April 1878

Summary

Asks whether WHF has had time to look at goose’s wing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  11 Apr 1878
Classmark:  John Innes Foundation Historical Collections
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11470

To W. H. Flower   13 April [1878]

Summary

Will ask Blair for more [goose] wing specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  13 Apr [1878]
Classmark:  John Innes Foundation Historical Collections
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11474

To W. H. Flower   4 [August] 1878

Summary

Encloses letters from Blair on inheritance of injured wing in geese. Says specimens have been sent.

Mentions case of pigeon born without eyes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  4 [Aug] 1878
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.543)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11640

To W. H. Flower   9 December 1878

Summary

Much obliged to WHF and Dr Garron for their trouble [over deformed goose wings]. Has no doubt that WHF’s view of the deformity is the right one. Will send WHF’s report to Blair.

CD and Emma enjoyed extremely meeting the Dean at WHF’s house.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  9 Dec 1878
Classmark:  John Innes Foundation Historical Collections
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11782

To W. H. Flower   [after 16 February 1880]

Summary

Thanks correspondent for a gift of books.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  [after 16 Feb 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 19v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12505

To W. H. Flower   17 December 1880

Summary

Asks Flower to sign document [application for pension for Wallace].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  17 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 144: 130
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12923

To William Henry Flower   13 April [1863]

Summary

Asks WHF to obtain photographs of skull of ox for J. L. A. Quatrefages de Bréau.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  13 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  Quaritch (dealers) (2007)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4090

To W. H. Flower   12 May [1863]

Summary

Thanks WHF for photographs [of niata ox skull]. Will tell Quatrefages de Bréau about the cast. May have the photographs copied for woodcuts to illustrate his book on variation under domestication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  12 May [1863]
Classmark:  Bonhams (dealers) (13 March 2002)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4158

To W. H. Flower   25 May [1863]

Summary

Sends cheque to pay for photographs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  25 May [1863]
Classmark:  RR Auction (dealers) (November 2006)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4185F

To W. H. Flower   11 July [1863]

Summary

Discusses rudimentary sixth toe of frogs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  11 July [1863]
Classmark:  John Innes Foundation Historical Collections
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4559

To W. H. Flower   [1871?]

Summary

Does not know rules for admission to museum [of the Royal College of Surgeons]. CD’s son [Francis] wishes much to inspect some of the preparations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  [1871?]
Classmark:  B. J. Harrison (private collection); sold by Bonhams (dealers), 15 July 2004
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5767

To W. H. Flower   25 March [1870]

Summary

Thanks WHF for his very good lecture.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  25 Mar [1870]
Classmark:  John Innes Foundation Historical Collections; DAR 270.1: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7148

To W. H. Flower   5 July 1870

Summary

Encloses a query from Camille Dareste [see 7262] about the niata ox skull CD gave to the museum [of the Royal College of Surgeons].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  5 July 1870
Classmark:  Bonhams, 13 March 2002
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7266

To W. H. Flower   22 September [1871]

Summary

Asks WHF to check over some enclosed MS pages [Origin, 6th ed.?]. CD quotes some of WHF’s remarks, but should WHF not wish to be mixed with CD’s theoretic notions, CD will omit the whole paragraph.

Many think CD’s notions are "rubbish, pleasantly flavoured", like the reviewer in the Quarterly Review, who CD cannot doubt is "Mr Mivart, with bigotry arrogance illiberality & many other nice qualities".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  22 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  John Innes Foundation Historical Collections
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7963

To W. H. Flower   13 October [1871]

Summary

Will strike out passage on larynx in cetaceans from his MS [of Origin, 6th ed.].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  13 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  John Innes Foundation Historical Collections
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8008

To W. H. Flower   30 June 1873

Summary

Thanks for sending WHF’s lecture, ‘On palaeontological evidence of the modifications of animal forms’ (Flower 1873).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  30 June 1873
Classmark:  John Innes Foundation Historical Collections
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8958F

To W. H. Flower   24 September [1876]

Summary

Sends photographs received from Mr Van der Weyde who is working with associates in Montevideo collecting fossil bones. Asks WHF’s opinion of a specimen about which they are curious.

CD intends urging them to search the Tertiary bed beneath the Pampean formation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  24 Sept [1876]
Classmark:  Bonhams (dealers) 15 July 2004
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10615

To W. H. Flower   2 May [1877]

Summary

‘The pigs-foot has been dispatched to day per Rail.’

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Henry Flower
Date:  2 May [1877]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10949
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