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To E. W. V. Harcourt   19 August [1856]

Summary

Asks to borrow C. L. Brehm’s book [Handbuch der Naturgeschichte aller Vögel Deutschlands (1831)]. Wants to see how far Brehm went in splitting species.

Took finches from Madeira to British Museum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward William Vernon Harcourt
Date:  19 Aug [1856]
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Autograph File, D)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1451

To E. W. V. Harcourt   9 May [1856]

Summary

Has seen EWVH’s list of the birds of Madeira, and would like to know more about the ‘occasional visitants’.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward William Vernon Harcourt
Date:  9 May [1856]
Classmark:  Bodleian Libraries, Oxford (MS. Harcourt dep. adds. 346, fols. 248–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1870F

To E. W. V. Harcourt   1 June [1856]

Summary

Thanks for the very detailed information sent by EWVH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward William Vernon Harcourt
Date:  1 June [1856]
Classmark:  Bodleian Libraries, Oxford (MS. Harcourt dep. adds. 346, fols. 250–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1885F

To E. W. V. Harcourt   12 June [1856]

Summary

Would like to compare the length of the wings of non-migratory and migratory swallows.

Wonders if EWVH could show him skins of Columba livia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward William Vernon Harcourt
Date:  12 June [1856]
Classmark:  Bodleian Libraries, Oxford (MS. Harcourt dep. adds. 346, fols. 252–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1900F

To E. W. V. Harcourt   24 June [1856]

Summary

Thanks EWVH for his offer but he is not likely to go to London soon to visit John Leadbeater, the bird dealer; he could take a rock pigeon for comparison, but other skins he would have compare at the British Museum.

Would be obliged if EWVH could investigate domestic species in Egypt, especially a type of dog depicted in ancient monuments; and he is particularly interested in tumbler pigeons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward William Vernon Harcourt
Date:  24 June [1856]
Classmark:  Bodleian Libraries, Oxford (MS. Harcourt dep. adds. 346, fols. 255–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1909F

To E. W. V. Harcourt   23 August [1856]

Summary

Has received [C. L.?] Brehm’s work [unspecified]. Will return it in two or three weeks.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward William Vernon Harcourt
Date:  23 Aug [1856]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4598

From Edward William Vernon Harcourt   31 May 1856

Summary

Extensive notes on Madeiran birds: when and where seen on the island and under what conditions.

Author:  Edward William Vernon Harcourt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 May 1856
Classmark:  DAR 166: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1883
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