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To ?   [before 1 July 1868]

Summary

Sends a copy of George Bentham’s Anniversary address to the Linnean Society of London (Bentham 1868).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [before 1 July 1868]
Classmark:  Deutsches Museum Archive, Munich (Pamphlet HS-Nr. 04130)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6262F

From ?   6 April 1868

Summary

Gives details of some points that occurred to him while reading Variation, including observations on horses, cattle, silkworms, and hereditary baldness and disease.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Apr 1868
Classmark:  DAR 159: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6097

To ?   [after June 1868]

Summary

Testimonial for James Archer, who leaves CD’s service after six months.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [after June 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5747

To Reviewer   [February–April 1868?]

Summary

Suggests, if further notice is to be taken of Variation, that the reviewer grapple with the subject of Pangenesis. Thanks him for his fair and friendly spirit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Reviewer
Date:  [Feb–Apr 1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 38
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5829

To Bryceson Brothers & Co.   [after June 1868?]

Summary

Reports the whereabouts of S. J. O’H. Horsman, who has failed to pay for an organ he ordered.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bryceson Brothers & Co.
Date:  [after June 1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6526

From G. R. Crotch   [after 5 October 1868]

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Summary

Note identifying insects and remarking on stridulation.

Author:  George Robert Crotch
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 5 Oct 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 81: 173
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6529

From G. R. Crotch   [after 16 October 1868]

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Summary

Lists stridulating organs of various Coleoptera.

Author:  George Robert Crotch
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 16 Oct 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 81: 124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6530

From Albert Günther   [c. 23 March 1868?]

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Summary

Note on sexual differences in Monacanthus.

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 23 Mar 1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 82.2: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6531

To Edward Blyth   [after July 1868]

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Summary

Questions from CD related to bird plumage and sexual differences, with answers by EB.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Blyth
Date:  [after July 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 84.2: 183, 187, 187v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6532

From Frederick Smith   [c. 10 March 1868?]

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Summary

On the relative size of sexes in aculeate Hymenoptera. [See Descent 1: 347–8.]

Author:  Frederick Smith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 10 Mar 1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 82: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6534

To J. J. Weir   [before 18 May 1868]

Summary

CD cannot remember whether correspondent believed the wing that Gallus bankiva opens and scrapes before the female, is ornamented. He fears it is not.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  [before 18 May 1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6537

To Thomas Belt   6 January [1868]

Summary

Asks about expression of emotion among Negroes and American Indians in Nicaragua. Queries enclosed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Belt
Date:  6 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6546

To W. W. Reade   21 May [1868]

Summary

Thanks WWR for information in answer to his queries concerning expression.

Asks when horns first appear among a breed of sheep on the Guinea coast,

and for information about the gorilla and chimpanzee.

Asks about African ideas of beauty.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Winwood Reade
Date:  21 May [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.371)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6754

To Frederick Bates   19 June [1868?]

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"Though next Spring will be rather late, I do not think it will be too late, & if in your power to send me some living specimens of Trox sabulosus, I shd. be greatly indebted to you.––-"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederick Bates
Date:  19 June [1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6787A

From Asa Gray   11 October [1868]

Summary

Wants seeds of Passiflora gracilis.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 170
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6931

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [1868–70?]

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Summary

Development of complex language does not require an early civilisation. [See Descent 1: 56ff.]

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1868–70?]
Classmark:  DAR 80: 164–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7040

From E. A. Darwin   [September 1868 – August 1870]

Summary

Sends a bill he thinks is Caroline’s.

Tells CD of officers’ praise of Leonard.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Sept 1868 – Aug 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7047

To Edward Alfred Smith   [11–31 March 1868]

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Instructions for woodcuts showing sexual differences in beetles, for Descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Alfred Smith
Date:  [11–31 Mar 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 81: 94–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7052

To Albert Günther   12 May [1868]

Summary

Sends some questions on secondary sexual differences of fishes [missing], which he hopes AG will look over.

Invites AG to come to Down.

Encloses queries on sexual differences and nest-building habits of fish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  12 May [1868]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library (Gunther letters 2); DAR 82: B21–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7186

To Albert Günther   15 May [1868]

Summary

Thanks for answer to questions.

Has analogous questions on reptiles that he will send to AG. The subject interests him, but CD must try not to fall into his common error of "being too speculative".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  15 May [1868]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7191
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