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To Raphael Meldola   27 January [1872]

Summary

Invites RM to keep some specimens as long as he wishes.

Recalls vaguely the mention of a butterfly species in which the male alone is mimetic.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  27 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8184

To Raphael Meldola   28 March 1872

Summary

Feels it would be worth while but difficult to investigate mimicked and mimicking forms for structural similarities that would indicate a closer alliance in the past.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  28 Mar 1872
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8255

To Raphael Meldola   26 March [1873]

Summary

Thanks RM for note on ocelli.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  26 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350, Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8823

To Raphael Meldola   13 August [1873]

Summary

Thanks RM for his paper on mimicry.

Cannot answer RM’s query because he believes it impossible to define large variations.

Believes monstrosities are generally injurious and are not often, if ever, taken advantage of in nature.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  13 Aug [1873]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9006

To Raphael Meldola   12 December [1879]

Summary

Would like to subscribe to English edition of Weismann.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  12 Dec [1879]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12354

To Raphael Meldola   25 November 1880

Summary

References to Fritz Müller’s papers relevant to Weismann’s Studien [in Kosmos (Aug, Sept, and Oct 1877)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  25 Nov 1880
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12854

To Raphael Meldola   12 March 1881

Summary

Will proof-read his preface to Weismann’s Studien.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  12 Mar 1881
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13093

To Raphael Meldola   8 August 1881

Summary

Requests name of the publishers of RM’s translation of Weismann’s Studien.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  8 Aug 1881
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13280

To Raphael Meldola   10 August [1881]

Summary

Apologises for the trouble he has caused RM. Encloses letter [13280] which has been returned to CD [by August Dupré, to whom CD had sent it in error].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  10 Aug [1881]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13284

To Raphael Meldola   2 February 1882

Summary

Regrets he can add no more to his preface for Weismann’s Studies. Offers donation to aid with publishing expenses.

Thinks RM’s preface is excellent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  2 Feb 1882
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Medicine and Technology Archives (Essex Naturalists Field Club, Meldola papers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13654

To Raphael Meldola   5 February 1882

Summary

Agrees to propose RM for the Royal Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  5 Feb 1882
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13662

To Raphael Meldola   23 February 1882

Summary

RM’s application to the Royal Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  23 Feb 1882
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13702

To Raphael Meldola   28 January [1871]

Summary

Thanks RM for information on case of hexadactyly [see RM’s paper, "Hexadactylism", Land and Water, 11 March 1871, p. 179.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  28 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7462

To Raphael Meldola   9 June [1871]

Summary

Mentions the difficulties in explaining the separation of sexes and Carl Nägeli’s view that the sexes of plants were primordially distinct.

Has been experimenting for five or six years to demonstrate that the benefits of crossing are the same as those derived from a slight change of conditions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  9 June [1871]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7813

To Raphael Meldola   23 January [1872]

Summary

Discusses the problems of mimicry as related to natural selection; the general variability of colour as a character; and the conditions necessary for natural selection to fix firmly a character.

Encloses a Fritz Müller letter speculating that organisms respond to certain colours because of the prevalence of those colours in their environment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  23 Jan [1872]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8172

To Raphael Meldola   12 February [1878]

Summary

Thanks RM for his interesting paper ["Entomological notes bearing on evolution", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 5th ser. 1 (1878): 155].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  12 Feb [1878]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11353

To Raphael Meldola   24 March [1878]

Summary

Asks RM to send a copy of the Entomological Society’s Proceedings to Fritz Müller.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  24 Mar [1878]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11439

To Raphael Meldola   27 March [1878]

Summary

Thinks RM may like to see the enclosed [Fritz Müller letter].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  27 Mar [1878]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11449

To Raphael Meldola   17 April 1878

Summary

Would like to have some insect photographs identified; they seem to show pretty and new case of protective resemblance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  17 Apr 1878
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11478

To Raphael Meldola   15 May [1878]

Summary

Encloses Fritz Müller letter, which may be of interest [see 11463].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Raphael Meldola
Date:  15 May [1878]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1350: Hope/Westwood Archive, Darwin folder)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11510
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