skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

Search Results

Darwin Correspondence Project
Search:
"Darwin C R" in search-correspondent [X]
Darwin, C. R. in addressee [X]
1868::03 in date [X]
66 Items
Sorted by:  
Page: 1 2 3 4  Next

From J. J. Weir   [before 3] March 1868

Summary

Aggressive behaviour of a bullfinch toward new arrival in JJW’s aviary.

Sexual differences in goldfinches: size of beaks.

Sexual selection in Lepidoptera.

Thinks Dr Alex Wallace’s observations on Bombyx not conclusive in proving that no preference is shown by females.

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 3] Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 51–2 and DAR 82: A107–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5964

From A. R. Wallace   1 March 1868

Summary

Offers enclosure demonstrating that natural selection could produce sterility of hybrids.

More on Pangenesis and the inadequacy of H. Spencer’s approach.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 106: B49–50, B53–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5966

From George Henry Lewes   2 March 1868

Summary

Is engaged on an article for Fortnightly Review on Variation ["Mr Darwin’s hypotheses", n.s. 9: 353–73, 611–28; n.s. 10: 61–80, 492–509]. Asks CD some questions.

While he agrees with natural selection, he believes many "organic details" develop irrespective of advantage.

Author:  George Henry Lewes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 106: D5–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5969

From J. E. Gray   2 March 1868

thumbnail

Summary

Canine teeth in males are always larger than in females and certainly so in Cervulus moschus.

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 83: 159–60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5970

From W. E. Darwin   3 March [1868]

Summary

Asks CD to collect from the Jermyn Street Museum a box containing a skull and bones which belong to Mr Cumberbatch.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar [1868]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5970F

From J. D. Hooker   [3 March 1868]

thumbnail

Summary

Now quite understands Pangenesis. Satisfaction given by it, as CD says, may depend on one’s mental constitution. In all cases of descent JDH has always thought "all the properties of the parents are transmitted in the one cell and were diffused to every part of the future offspring".

Tyndall believes he feels atoms as firmly as St Paul believed he saw Christ.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Mar 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 204–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5971

From John Murray   3 March [1868]

Summary

JM offers a note for 400 guineas as author’s payment on sale of 1250 copies of 2d issue of Variation.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 357
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5972

From C. S. Bate   3 March 1868

thumbnail

Summary

Quotes information from Dr Power on colour of sexes of Crustacea in Mauritius [see Descent 1: 335].

Author:  Charles Spence Bate
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 82: A65–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5973

From Jonathan Peel   4 March 1868

thumbnail

Summary

Sends copy of a paper on his flock of sheep, which confirms much of what CD says in Variation,

together with a note he made of an instance of cattle "determining the existence" of a tree [cf. Origin, ch. 3].

Author:  Jonathan Peel
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 46.1: 96–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5977

From Armand de Quatrefages   4 March 1868

thumbnail

Summary

Proportions of sexes of the silkworm are about equal, but knows of no statistics.

Cannot share his view of origin of species.

Author:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 85: B66–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5980

From W. E. Darwin   5 March [1868]

Summary

Crying in babies.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Mar [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5981

From John Price   5 March 1868

Summary

Visiting W. D. Fox.

Sends specimen of Cardamine pratensis,

and an account of a striped horse.

Discusses Pangenesis.

Has returned to religion and has been reflecting on God’s mercies, one of which CD should remember from about 1828 at Bodnant.

Author:  John Price
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 174: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5982

From Robert Buist   5 March 1868

thumbnail

Summary

Replies to CD on salmon: the pugnacity of males and the proportions of sexes. [see Descent 1: 308, 2: 3.]

Author:  Robert Buist
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 86: A17–18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5984

From J. J. Weir   [before 5] March 1868

thumbnail

Summary

Does not think females give preference to any males. Coloration, pugnacity; cases of use of colour in struggle for existence. [see Descent 1: 395.]

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 5] Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 82: A109–12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5985

From John Murray   6 March [1868]

Summary

JM sends note for £420.

Asks CD to use his good offices on behalf of William Clowes’s son who is up for election to Athenaeum.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Mar [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 358
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5988

From J. J. Moulinié   6 March [1868]

Summary

First volume of Variation in French has been printed. Second volume has been translated. CD’s additions to chapter 11 arrived in time.

Author:  Jean Jacques Moulinié
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Mar [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 270
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5990

From H. T. Stainton   7 March 1868

Summary

Protective coloration in butterflies.

[Alexander] Wallace’s suggestion that collecting larger larvae of females accounts for error in counting proportion of sexes.

Author:  Henry Tibbats Stainton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 86: A19–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5994

From J. J. Weir   7 March 1868

thumbnail

Summary

Various facts about birds: pairing, finding new mates, protective coloration, polygamy, sexual differences.

Author:  John Jenner Weir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 86: A21–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5995

From A. R. Wallace   8 March [1868]

Summary

On critical exchanges at the Linnean Society on natural selection and mimicry.

Roland Trimen’s paper on South African mimetic butterflies ["On some remarkable mimetic resemblances among African butterflies", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 26 (1870): 497–523; read 5 Mar 1868].

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Mar [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 106: B51–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5996

From Henry Doubleday   8 March 1868

thumbnail

Summary

Proportion of sexes in Lepidoptera.

Sexual preference.

Role of coloration [see Descent 1: 311–12].

Author:  Henry Doubleday
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 85: B47–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5997
Document type
letter (66)
Addressee
Darwin, C. R.[X]
Date
1868
03
01 (1)
02 (2)
03 (5)
04 (2)
05 (4)
06 (2)
07 (2)
08 (3)
09 (2)
10 (2)
11 (1)
12 (2)
13 (1)
14 (1)
15 (2)
16 (1)
17 (3)
19 (3)
20 (4)
23 (3)
24 (2)
25 (3)
26 (5)
27 (2)
28 (4)
29 (1)
30 (2)
31 (1)
Page: 1 2 3 4  Next
letter