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From Asa Gray   22 May 1855

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Has filled up CD’s paper [see 1674].

Distribution and relationships of alpine flora in U. S.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 May 1855
Classmark:  DAR 106: D1–D2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1685

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  • … after the third part of volume two. J.  D. Hooker 1857 and 1862. See letter to Asa Gray, …

From J. D. Hooker   [before 17 March 1855]

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JDH criticises C. J. F. Bunbury’s paper on Madeira [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 1 (1857): 1–35].

Absence of Ophrys on Madeira suggests to JDH a sequence in creation of groups.

Why are flightless insects common in desert?

Australian endemism.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 17 Mar 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 210–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1644

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  • … April 1855 (C.  J. F. Bunbury 1857). See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 7 March [1855] . CD made …

To T. H. Huxley   29 [September 1855]

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Responds to THH’s questioning of his observations on cirripede anatomy with extensive discussion of what he observed. Admits his elementary knowledge of microscopical structures but seriously doubts he has erred. Cement glands, ovarian tubes, etc.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  29 [Sept 1855]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 21); DAR 145: 222
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1757

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  • 1857, p.  239). Samuel William Leonard , a member of the Microscopical Society of London. For Leonard’s work for CD, see Correspondence vol.  3, letter to J.  D. Hooker, [ …

To Charles James Fox Bunbury   [20 March 1855]

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CD hopes to have an hour’s talk with CJFB before CD leaves London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles James Fox Bunbury, 8th baronet
Date:  [20 Mar 1855]
Classmark:  John Hay Library, Brown University
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13784

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  • 1857). The paper had, however, been summarised in Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette , no. 11, 17 March 1855, p.  175. See also letter from J.  D. Hooker, [ …

From Edward Blyth   [1–8 October 1855]

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Notes on Lyell’s Principles, vol. 2.

EB does not believe in connecting links between genera; there is no tendency to gradation between groups of animals.

Does not believe shortage of food can directly produce any heritable effect on size.

Comments on significance of variations discussed by Lyell. Variation in dentition and coloration.

Behaviour of elephants and monkeys.

When varieties are crossed EB considers that the form of the offspring, whether intermediate or like one or other of the parents, depends upon how nearly related the parents are.

Thinks that in the struggle for existence hybrids, and varieties generally, must be expected to give way to the "beautiful & minute adaptation" of the pure types.

Colours of Indian birds.

Vitality of seeds.

Variation among palms.

Fauna of Malaysia and New Zealand. Ranges of bird species.

[Memorandum originally enclosed with 1760.]

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1–8 Oct 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 98: A37–A50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1762

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  • J.  D. Hooker 1853–5 , 1: xi. C.  Lyell 1830–3 , 2: 76, refers to ‘the lenticula marina, or sargasso, a bean’. John Stevens Henslow served on a British Association for the Advancement of Science committee from 1841 to 1857  …