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To J. D. Hooker   [17 April 1844]

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Thanks for information on printing charges

and for clarifying "typical forms".

In a few days CD will go away for six weeks.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [17 Apr 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-746

To Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg   20 April [1844]

Summary

Sends samples likely to contain Infusoria and some that Hooker collected in Antarctic regions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
Date:  20 Apr [1844]
Classmark:  Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN/HBSB, N005 NL Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg Nr. 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-747

From George Robert Waterhouse   26 April 1844

Summary

Defines the term "typical species" and discusses its use among zoologists. Cites example of type of Carnivora. Comments on general law of development of parts in animals. Cites teeth of Carnivora.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1844
Classmark:  DAR 181: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-748

From G. R. Waterhouse   [after 26 April 1844]

Summary

Is puzzled by CD’s question about the Viverridae; thinks if there were only one species he might regard it as an aberrant of some other group and not select it as a type of the Carnivora.

Author:  George Robert Waterhouse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 26 Apr 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-749

From Philip de Malpas Grey-Egerton   5 May [1844]

Summary

Sends Lord Enniskillen’s account of origin of the Irish yew: transplanted from the wild; propagated by cuttings thereafter. Offspring recently raised from seed are intermediate between common and Irish [weeping] yew.

Author:  Philip de Malpas Grey- Egerton, 10th baronet Egerton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 May [1844]
Classmark:  DAR 163: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-750

To William Benjamin Carpenter   [11 or 18 December 1844]

Summary

Thanks WBC for offer to examine specimen and for offer of slices of shells, but has no achromatic microscope.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Benjamin Carpenter
Date:  [11 or 18] Dec 1844
Classmark:  University of Rochester Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-753

To J. D. Hooker   1 June [1844]

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Asks if J. E. Gray has returned [printing] estimates for Zoology.

Henslow has some Galapagos plants which he forgot to forward to JDH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 June [1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-754

To Henry Denny   1 June [1844]

Summary

Sends HD a reference to human lice from Charles White 1799.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Denny
Date:  1 June [1844]
Classmark:  19th Century Shop (dealer) April 2016
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-754F

To Henry Denny   3 June [1844]

Summary

Discusses intestinal worms among humans.

Comments on origin of human races.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Denny
Date:  3 June [1844]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-755

To Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette   [before 8 June 1844]

Summary

Sends a quotation from de Vallemont’s Curiosities of nature and art in husbandry and gardening (1707) showing that the value of saltpetre in manure and the advantage of steeping seeds in specially prepared liquid manure were well known at the time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 8 June 1844]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, no. 23, 8 June 1844, p. 380
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-756

To Ernst Dieffenbach   11 June [1844]

Summary

About the researches of Ehrenberg. "I have … sent him several packets of objects from my voyage & that of Dr. Hooker".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Dieffenbach
Date:  11 June [1844]
Classmark:  J. A. Stargardt (dealers) Cat. 574 1965.11.11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-757

From C. G. Ehrenberg    15 June 1844

Summary

Thanks for earth samples. Discusses Infusoria in samples from Galapagos and Cape Verde Islands. Would like samples from other sites. Will send further results of investigations.

Author:  Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 June 1844
Classmark:  DAR 163: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-758

To J. D. Hooker   29 [June 1844]

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Encloses letter from Ehrenberg [758] about Infusoria.

Intends to visit Kew.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 [June 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-759

To C. G. Ehrenberg   4 July [1844]

Summary

Astonished that dust sample contains Infusoria. Thinks dust is volcanic. Will write account of falling dust [see 775]. Offers further samples.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
Date:  4 July [1844]
Classmark:  Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN/HBSB, N005 NL Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg Nr. 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-760

From C. G. Ehrenberg   11 July 1844

Summary

Thanks for shipments of earth samples. Sends copy of article describing Infusoria in samples ["Einige vorläufige Resultate … über das Verhalten des kleinsten Lebens in den Oceanen", Ber. k. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin (1844): 182–207]. Asks for more information and samples, especially from the soundings of Ross’s expedition.

Author:  Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 July 1844
Classmark:  DAR 163: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-762

To J. D. Hooker   [14 July 1844]

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Health and weather permitting, CD proposes to visit Kew.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [14 July 1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-763

To Henry Denny   [27 July – 10 August 1844]

Summary

Sends four packets of lice and suggests writing to Dr A. Smith, "the S. African traveller", for assistance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Denny
Date:  [27 July – 10 Aug 1844]
Classmark:  Yale University Medical Historical Library, Harvey Cushing / John Hay Whitney Medical Library (MMS)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-763F

To J. D. Hooker   22 July [1844]

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Encloses letter from Ehrenberg [762], who wants information on deep-sea soundings from JDH’s voyage, and on isolated islands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 July [1844]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-764

To John Stevens Henslow   [25 July 1844]

Summary

Sends a specimen of rusty wheat from the banks of the Plata.

Asks for bits of peat he collected

and a bit of the paint used by Fuegians to colour themselves.

He will send these to C. G. Ehrenberg for analysis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [25 July 1844]
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University (Albert E. Lownes Manuscript Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-765

To J. D. Hooker   22 [January 1844 – March 1882]

Summary

Discusses books returned

and invites him to Down for a few days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 [Jan 1844 - Mar 1882]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (14 & 28 May 1983)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13816A
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