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To Osbert Salvin   1 June 1868

Summary

Encloses some queries.

Would also like information about proportion of male to female humming-birds.

Reference to OS’s paper in Ibis, vol. 2.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Osbert Salvin
Date:  1 June 1868
Classmark:  Sybil Rampen (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6221A

From Osbert Salvin   20 June 1868

Summary

Shot a sandpiper in Norway, the hind toe of which was clasped by a freshwater bivalve.

Sends replies to CD’s queries about sex ratios in humming-birds.

Author:  Osbert Salvin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 June 1868
Classmark:  DAR 177: 18, DAR 205.3: 288 (Letters), DAR 84.2: 79-82, 85–6, DAR 86: C22, C24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6253

To Osbert Salvin   23 June [1868]

Summary

CD thanks OS for answering his questions and especially for giving the case of the sandpiper; "such little facts are my delight". [See 6253.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Osbert Salvin
Date:  23 June [1868]
Classmark:  Sybil Rampen (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6258A
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