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From J. J. Weir   3 June 1868

Summary

Plumage of canaries; changes in plumage with successive moults.

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 June 1868
Classmark:  DAR 181: 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6226

To J. J. Weir   5 June 1868

Summary

Sorry JJW cannot visit.

Will go to sea-side for five weeks at end of July.

Does Vidua have double annual moult? [See Descent 2: 181.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  5 June 1868
Classmark:  DAR 148: 317; Duke University, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RL.10387)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6232

From J. J. Weir   [before 18 June 1868]

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Summary

Coloration of linnets.

Sexual behaviour of black hen bullfinch.

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 18 June 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 141–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6249

To J. J. Weir   18 June [1868]

Summary

CD thanks JJW for letter about the crimson breast of linnets

and the fate of a pugnacious female bullfinch.

Refers to JJW’s pointing out the number of Jenners and Weirs who have been naturalists, and cites some writings by men of those families about striking cases of birds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  18 June [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6250
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