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From Edward Blyth   [after 3 February 1868]

Summary

Recommends J. Scott’s paper on crossing varieties of Verbascum.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 3 Feb 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 210
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5750

From Edward Blyth   4 January 1868

Summary

Discusses mule canaries which show a tendency to revert to wild plumage colours.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 211
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5776

From Edward Blyth   6 February 1868

Summary

Discusses the origin and characters of sheep breeds, particularly the merino.

Reports observations on reversion to wild type in canary mules

and lists some animals that show a unique development restricted to one side of their bodies.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 212
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5845

From Edward Blyth   11 February 1868

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Summary

Corrects some facts and gives further information on some points for the 2d ed. of Variation.

Specific distinctions among animals.

Cercopithecus of Africa contrasted with the Cebus of South America.

Notes on domestic fowls and their ancestors.

Slow growth of wild animals compared with domestic varieties.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 80: B169a–c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5861

From Edward Blyth   [before 25 March 1868]

Summary

Detailed notes on secondary sexual differences in various species of birds and mammals.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 25 Mar 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 83: 154–5, DAR 84.1: 131–3, DAR 48: A77, DAR 84.2: 187v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6048

From Edward Blyth   [3 April 1868]

Summary

Discusses apes and their relationships to each other. Writes particularly of the gibbon, its structure and well-developed legs giving it the ability to walk without using its hands.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Apr 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 45: 29, DAR 83: 156
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6089

From Edward Blyth   5 April 1868

Summary

Discusses the human foot and its abnormalities; notes an example of syndactylism.

Gives his observations on sexual differences in coloration of terns and ostriches.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 136, DAR 160: 213
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6094

From Edward Blyth   3 May 1868

Summary

Reports another case of syndactylism.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 214
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6158

From Edward Blyth   18 May 1868

Summary

Replies to CD’s queries regarding sexual differences in gibbons’ voices, chameleon behaviour, and the occurrence of spurs in pheasants and peahens. Discusses sexual differences in structure and habit within certain bird species.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 83: 148, DAR 84.1: 107–8, 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6180

From Edward Blyth   2 July 1868

Summary

Has examined three races of the mouflon sheep and remarks on the extent of variation in them.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 217
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6263

From Edward Blyth   20 July 1868

Summary

Reports on newly discovered Sclater’s pea-fowl from Cochin China.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 218
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6281

From Edward Blyth   3 August 1868

Summary

Discusses peacocks and the rediscovery of the long-lost crested turkey.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 219
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6301

From Edward Blyth   24 August 1868

Summary

Discusses the development of horns in antelopes. Remarks on the variation within and between the species of Cervus and on their relationship to each other.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 86: A34–5, DAR 160: 220
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6329

From Edward Blyth   31 August 1868

Summary

EB is moving to Wiltshire for a week.

Tells CD of animals acquired, or about to be acquired, by the Zoological Garden.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Aug 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 215
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6336

From Edward Blyth   8 September 1868

Summary

Thanks CD for invitation to Down.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 216
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6358

From Edward Blyth   17 September 1868

Summary

Wonders if George Darwin can explain why a thin stream of water poured from a jug always spirals right to left.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 221
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6372

From Edward Blyth   21 September 1868

Summary

Discusses the top-knot turkey and the occasional appearance of the top-knot in a breed of cream-coloured turkeys.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 222
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6383

From Edward Blyth   1 October 1868

Summary

Gives CD a reference to one of his papers ["Remarks on the modes of variation of nearly affined species or races of birds", J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 19 (1850): 221–9]

and discusses moulting in birds.

Quotes instance of an action by an elephant that apparently displays considerable intelligence.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Oct 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6406

From Edward Blyth   4 October 1868

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Summary

Replies to CD’s questions on sexual differences in birds.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1868
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 100–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6409

From Edward Blyth   20 November 1868

Summary

Describes his tour of the Netherlands. Reports on some of the specimens he saw on his trip.

Discusses the coloration of hair in aged monkey

and sexual differences in bird species.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 83: 149, DAR 84.1: 137
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6469
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