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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

From T. C. Eyton   16 October 1858

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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

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

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

From Skeffington Poole   23 October 1858

Summary

Further information about about Kattywar (Kathiawari) horses in India.

Author:  Skeffington Poole
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct 1858
Classmark:  Ronald Levine, Modern 1st Editions
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2347F

From J. D. Hooker   12 November 1858

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Busy with introductory essay to [The botany of the Antarctic voyage, pt III] Flora Tasmaniae [printed separately as On the flora of Australia (1859)].

Now explains greater abundance of European species in Tasmania than in Fuegia by CD’s "refrigeration" hypothesis.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov 1858
Classmark:  DAR 100: 123–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2358

From Samuel Wells   17 November 1858

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Reports on difference between first and second plantings of beans.

Author:  Samuel Wells
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Nov 1858
Classmark:  DAR 77: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2363

From William Allport Leighton   19 November 1858

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Sends an account of different colours and shapes of seeds raised from ordinary seeds of scarlet runner. [See Cross and self-fertilisation, p. 151.]

Author:  William Allport Leighton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Nov 1858
Classmark:  DAR 77: 149–51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2366

From J. D. Hooker   [20 November 1858]

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At work on the introductory essay to Flora Tasmaniae.

Discusses the effects of climate and geography on "vegetable strife".

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20 Nov 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 50: E1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2367

From John Pearson   23 November 1858

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Refers to CD’s article "Fertilisation of papilionaceous flowers" in Gardeners’ Chronicle [Collected papers 2: 19–25] and asks how forced beans flower in winter when no insect is on the wing.

Author:  John Pearson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Nov 1858
Classmark:  DAR 77: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2370

From Samuel Wells   25 November 1858

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Replies to CD’s question on whether beans in first or second year were planted near any other varieties.

Author:  Samuel Wells
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Nov 1858
Classmark:  DAR 77: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2374

From T. H. Huxley   17 December 1858

Summary

K. E. von Baer’s view of the air bladder of fishes.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Dec 1858
Classmark:  DAR 166: 289
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2381

From J. D. Hooker   22 December 1858

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Would appreciate loan of CD’s chapter on transmigration across tropics, which may help with the difficulties of Australian distribution.

Still regards plant types as older than animal types.

The Cape of Good Hope and Australian temperate floras cannot be connected by the highlands of Abyssinia.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Dec 1858
Classmark:  DAR 100: 128–30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2382

From J. D. Hooker   [26 December 1858]

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JDH cannot abide CD’s connection of wide-ranging species and "highness". Australian flora contradicts this in many ways.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 Dec 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 125–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2385

From Andrew Crombie Ramsay   29 December 1858

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Responds to CD’s queries about the thickness of various geological formations. [See Origin, p. 284.]

Author:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Dec 1858
Classmark:  DAR 205.9: 398
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2387

From J. Burningham   [10 September 1858?]

Summary

Reports his observations on an ants’ nest.

Author:  James Burningham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [10 Sept 1858?]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 186 (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4891

From W. D. Fox   11 June [1858]

Summary

Discusses instinct in ducks and turkeys.

Reports a case of the inheritance of an acquired characteristic in a pig.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 June [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 194
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7815

From W. H. Miller   [14 May 1858]

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[Six fragments, mainly diagrams.] The geometry of bees’ cells.

Author:  William Hallowes Miller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [14 May 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 48: B1b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2272

From J. D. Hooker   [before 6 May 1858]

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Reports that N. J. Andersson finds every European willow bar one is also American.

Has heard from David Livingstone and reports on his progress.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 6 May 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2277

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
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