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To W. E. Darwin   [20 June 1858]

Summary

Relates domestic affairs.

Thinks his bees’ cell theory will hold good.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [20 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2267

From E. A. Darwin   [before 8 June 1858]

Summary

Gives calculations on the structure of bees’ cells.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 8 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 48b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2278

To J. D. Hooker   3 June [1858]

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Summary

CD’s receipt of diploma from Caesarea Leopoldino-Carolina Academy [Dresden].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 June [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 236
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2279

To W. B. Tegetmeier   5 June [1858]

Summary

Hopes to begin pigeon MS in a week.

Has lately been working on bees’ cells and wishes very much to examine a cylindrical one.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  5 June [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2280

To W. B. Tegetmeier   8 [June 1858]

Summary

Discusses bees’ cells. Wants hive and swarm; would be glad to have WBT’s box with commenced cells. "I am partly a disciple of Waterhouse, but not wholly."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  8 [June 1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2281

To J. D. Hooker   8 [June 1858]

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Pleased with JDH’s reaction to MS on large and small genera.

Confident of soundness of principle of divergence.

CD experimenting on pollination mechanism of Leguminosae. Asks JDH to investigate Fumariaceae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  8 [June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 237
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2282

From E. A. Darwin   [8 June 1858]

Summary

Encloses projections and models relating to geometry of bees’ cells.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 48a, 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2283

From E. A. Darwin   [after 8 June 1858]

Summary

Sends a model of bee cells "as bad as a Chinese puzzle". [A series of paper cut-out figures.]

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 8 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 48c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2283A

To John Higgins   9 June 1858

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of £242 11s. 10d.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  9 June 1858
Classmark:  Dominic Winter Auctioneers (dealers) (10 April 2019, lot 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2283F

From John Lubbock   10 June 1858

Summary

Thanks for queen-bee larva and pupa.

Nervous system of Coccus.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 June 1858
Classmark:  DAR 170: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2284

To Charles Lyell   18 [June 1858]

Summary

Encloses MS by A. R. Wallace. CD has been forestalled. " . . . if Wallace had my MS sketch written out in 1842 he could not have made a better short abstract!" Wallace does not say if he wishes CD to publish MS, but CD will offer to send it to journal.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  18 [June 1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.152)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2285

To Roderick Impey Murchison   19 June [1858]

Summary

There is much weight in what RIM says about not breaking up the natural history collection of the British Museum. The botanical collection might be moved to Kew, but CD thinks "it would be the greatest evil which could possibly happen to natural science in this country if the other collections were ever to be removed from the British Museum and Library".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet
Date:  19 June [1858]
Classmark:  More Letters 1: 109–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2286

From E. A. Darwin   [19 June 1858]

Summary

Discusses geometry related to the structure of bees’ cells. Encloses notes and diagrams dealing with intersections of spheres.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2287

From Asa Gray   21 June 1858

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Summary

Self-fertilisation in Fumariaceae.

[CD note on bees’ visiting some members of Fumariaceae.]

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 June 1858
Classmark:  DAR 76: B15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2288

To W. B. Tegetmeier   22 June [1858]

Summary

Thanks for hive.

Has started [writing up] pigeons and hopes to have finished with them in a week or two.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  22 June [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2289

To J. D. Hooker   23 [June 1858]

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Summary

Etty [Henrietta Darwin] very ill with diphtheria.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 [June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 238
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2290

To R. I. Murchison   24 [June 1858]

Summary

Extremely sorry for trouble he has given about his signature.

One child dangerously ill with diphtheria, another with much fever.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet
Date:  24 [June 1858]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.5220/149)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2292

To W. D. Fox   24 June [1858]

Summary

Gives his opinion of the charges against E. W. Lane.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  24 June [1858]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 114)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2293

To Charles Lyell   [25 June 1858]

Summary

Everything in Wallace’s sketch also appears in CD’s sketch of 1844. A year ago CD sent a short sketch of his views to Asa Gray. Can CD honourably publish his sketch now that Wallace has sent outline of his views? "I would far rather burn my whole book than that he or any man shd. think that I had behaved in a paltry spirit." Does not believe Wallace originated his views from anything CD wrote to him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [25 June 1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.153)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2294

To Charles Lyell   26 [June 1858]

Summary

Is it fair to take advantage of knowing that Wallace is in the field? Seems hard on CD to lose priority of many years, but does not feel this alters justice of case.

Baby [Charles Waring Darwin] has much fever. Frightened because three children in village have died from scarlet fever.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  26 [June 1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.154)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2295
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