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To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [before 29 Aug 1863]


On the cruelty of setting steel traps to catch vermin. Requests suggestions for putting an end to the practice. [This item is mentioned in Correspondence 11: 781 n.6. (Appendix IX)]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 29 Aug 1863]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle, 29 August 1863, pp. 821–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4282

From John Brodie Innes   29 August [1863]


Duke of Argyll has been dubbed "Duke Darwinii" by papers.

Large number of toads have been found in railway cuttings; wishes a scientific observer had taken pains to explain where they came from.

Comments on Scottish schools and on the morals of the adult poor.

Author:  John Brodie Innes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Aug [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 167: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4283

From Hugh Falconer   29 August 1863


HF will send E. Suess’s paper [Edouard Suess, "Über die Verschiedenheit und die Aufeinanderfolge der tertiären Landfaunen in der Niederung von Wien", Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien (Math–nat. Klasse) 47 (1863): 306–31] which deals directly with natural selection.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Aug 1863
Classmark:  DAR 164: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4284