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To the secretary, Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences, Berlin   16 March 1863


Thanks Academy on his election as a Corresponding Member.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences
Date:  16 Mar 1863
Classmark:  Archiv der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (II–III–120: 67)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4043

To W. D. Fox   16 [March 1863]


If WDF should hear what ram was put to the ewes, CD would like to add it [see Variation 2: 30].

Will add "cautiously" that WDF believes white and slate muscovy ducks breed true [Variation 2: 40].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  16 [Mar 1863]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 137)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4044

From James Paget   16 March 1863


Sends two [unidentified] papers on inheritance of medical malformations. Suggests that besides the inheritance of specific variations, the tendency to show variations in the same organ system (stomach, nervous, etc.) may also be inherited.

Author:  James Paget, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Mar 1863
Classmark:  DAR 174: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4045

From Roland Trimen   16 March 1863


RT has sent his observations on orchids to CD. Has found only one case of an insect with a pollinium adhering to it.

Author:  Roland Trimen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Mar 1863
Classmark:  DAR 70: 180, DAR 178: 184
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4046