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To Skeffington Poole   13 October [1858]

Summary

Asks about Indian horses. Encloses questions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Skeffington Poole
Date:  13 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2152

To W. B. Tegetmeier   2 October [1858]

Summary

Ask some questions on pigeons.

Remarks on the discussion of bees’ cells at the Leeds BAAS meeting. CD fancies he has the true theory with regard to their construction.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  2 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2332

To T. C. Eyton   4 October [1858]

Summary

Comments on TCE’s skeletons.

Must get advice from Hugh Falconer on names of some bones.

Preparing his abstract [Origin].

Asks about colours of horses and stripes on asses.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Campbell Eyton
Date:  4 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.158)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2333

To [J. D. Hooker]   [before 6 October 1858]

Summary

Asks whether there are dogs in Spain like English pointers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [before 6 Oct 1858]
Classmark:  Tim Lewens (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2333F

To W. E. Darwin   6 October [1858]

Summary

Sends £20. Family news.

Answers WED’s questions about CD’s Journal of researches: Galapagos "productions" all came from America, but "they have since been modified by my principle of Natural Selection".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  6 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A19–21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2334

To J. D. Hooker   6 October [1858]

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Summary

Abstract growing to inordinate length.

Writing in support of S. Passell as assistant at Linnean Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 248
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2335

From Henry Coe   6 October 1858

Summary

Sends more bean seeds.

Author:  Henry Coe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Oct 1858
Classmark:  DAR 161: 195
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2336

To T. C. Eyton   11 October [1858]

Summary

Asks about dirt clinging to feet of birds as means of seed distribution.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Campbell Eyton
Date:  11 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.159)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2338

To J. D. Hooker   12 [October 1858]

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Summary

Abstract will run into a small volume.

Urges JDH not to reject natural selection until he has read abstract.

[Enclosed are CD’s comments on a ?JDH manuscript that perhaps belong elsewhere.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 [Oct 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 249
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2339

From Henry Coe   12 October 1858

Summary

Answers CD’s queries about seed lot he has just sent.

Author:  Henry Coe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Oct 1858
Classmark:  DAR 161: 196
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2340

To W. E. Darwin   15 [October 1858]

Summary

Writes to WED about his living arrangements at Christ’s College; reminisces about his own Cambridge days.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  15 [Oct 1858]
Classmark:  Provenance unknown
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2341

To George Bentham   15 October [1858]

Summary

At Hooker’s request, sends his copy of Gärtner [Bastarderzeugung (1849)], "shamefully scribbled over".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  15 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 686)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2342

From T. C. Eyton   16 October 1858

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Summary

Has examined feet of many partridges, but has not been able to obtain any quantity of mud from them.

Author:  Thomas Campbell Eyton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Oct 1858
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 230
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2343

To W. B. Tegetmeier   17 [October 1858]

Summary

Has read WBT’s interesting communication on bees’ cells [Athenæum 16 Oct 1858]. Would like to see his excavated cells.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  17 [Oct 1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2344

To J. D. Hooker   20 [October 1858]

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Summary

Fertilisation of papilionaceous flowers [Collected papers 2: 19–25].

JDH’s reactions to CD’s theory.

Discussed human fossil evidence with Hugh Falconer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 [Oct 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 250
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2345

From Henry Coe   20 October 1858

Summary

Further answers on his seed lot.

Author:  Henry Coe
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Oct 1858
Classmark:  DAR 161: 197
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2346

To Skeffington Poole   20 October [1858]

Summary

Asks about Kattywar (Kathiawari) horses in India.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Skeffington Poole
Date:  20 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  Ronald Levine, Modern 1st Editions
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2346F

From Skeffington Poole   [21 October 1858]

Summary

Information about about Kattywar (Kathiawari) horses in India.

Author:  Skeffington Poole
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [21 Oct 1858]
Classmark:  Ronald Levine, Modern 1st Editions
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2346G

To Skeffington Poole   22 October [1858]

Summary

Asks supplementary questions about Kattywar (Kathiawari) horses in India.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Skeffington Poole
Date:  22 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  Ronald Levine, Modern 1st Editions
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2346H

To T. H. Huxley   23 October [1858]

Summary

CD’s reasons for not signing the memorial requesting removal of natural history exhibits from British Museum. Less sure about moving botanical specimens to Kew. His notion of museum organisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  23 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 243)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2347
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