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To Robert Patterson   21 October [1860]

Summary

Thanks RP for communicating the "Rat v. Rabbit case".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Patterson
Date:  21 Oct [1860]
Classmark:  Praeger 1935, p. 715
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2958

To Robert Patterson   17 April [1847]

Summary

Admires RP’s volume [Introduction to zoology, pt 1 (1846)]; he has condensed a great deal of accurate information. CD hopes some good naturalists will spring up as a result.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Patterson
Date:  17 Apr [1847]
Classmark:  Praeger 1935, p. 712
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1081

To Robert Patterson   6 April [1854]

Summary

He has returned William Thompson’s MSS and, he believes, all his specimens of Cirripedia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Patterson
Date:  6 Apr [1854]
Classmark:  Praeger 1935, p. 713
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1565

To Robert Patterson   21 August [1854]

Summary

Has found a half dozen [cirripede] specimens belonging to William Thompson and a few MS notes. Asks for instructions for sending them to RP.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Patterson
Date:  21 Aug [1854]
Classmark:  Praeger 1935, p. 713
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1579

To Robert Patterson   10 March [1857]

Summary

Asks RP’s help in procuring a specimen of a real Irish rabbit, L. veomicule [Lepus vermicula]?.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Patterson
Date:  10 Mar [1857]
Classmark:  W. E. Praeger 1935, p. 714
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2062

To Robert Patterson   12 November [1857]

Summary

The [Irish] rabbits arrived safely. "They shall be skeletonized." CD now has rabbits from Shetland, Madeira and Ireland; hopes to receive one from Jamaica.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Patterson
Date:  12 Nov [1857]
Classmark:  W. E. Praeger 1935, p. 714
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2168

From Robert Patterson   18 October 1860

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Sends an account of the destruction of wild rabbits by rats introduced from a wrecked ship.

Author:  Robert Patterson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Oct 1860
Classmark:  DAR 46.1: 89–90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2954
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