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From Leonard Jenyns   [c. 30 March 1841]

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LJ has had a letter from R. T. Lowe in Madeira who thinks Scorpaena histrio, a species from Galapagos described in no. 1 [of Fish], is the same as the one in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. LJ does not think it is possible.

Author:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c.30 Mar 1841]
Classmark:  DAR 205.3: 279
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-596

From Leonard Jenyns   9 May 1868

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Sends his notes on Florent Prévost’s reference to the habits of the cuckoo.

Author:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 May 1868
Classmark:  DAR 168: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6168

From Leonard Jenyns   28 May 1862

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Pleased with CD’s opinion of the Henslow Memoir [L. Jenyns, Memoir of the Rev. John Stevens Henslow (1862)]

Author:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May 1862
Classmark:  DAR 168: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3573

From Leonard Jenyns   27 February 1868

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On polygamous birds and the pairing of birds. Late singing of males. [see Descent 2: 107.]

Author:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 86: A14–15, DAR 84.1: 116–17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5944

From Leonard Blomefield   12 March 1877

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Congratulates CD on testimonials from the savants of Germany and the Netherlands [Nature 15 (1877): 356, 410–12] and generally on his contributions to biology.

Asks if and when CD’s "Variability of organic beings in a state of nature", as projected in 1868 [see Variation 1: 4] is to appear.

Author:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1877
Classmark:  DAR 168: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10889

From Leonard Jenyns   [before 18 April 1858]

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[Copy of some rough notes.] References about species. Variations within species.

Author:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 18 Apr 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 45: 20–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2250

From Leonard Jenyns   4 January 1860

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Has read Origin and considers it one of the most valuable contributions to present-day natural history. Believes, however, that there are difficulties in the extensive generalisation that all taxonomic groups are related by descent. Does not understand how Genesis is to be read unless at least the human species was created independently of other animals. Cannot bring himself to the idea that man’s reasoning and moral sense could have been obtained from "irrational progenitors": the "Divine Image" is the unsurmountable distinction between man and brutes. [See 2644.]

Author:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Jan 1860
Classmark:  Kinnordy MS, Charles Lyell’s journal V, pp. 95–103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2637A

From Leonard Jenyns   31 December 1861

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Thanks CD for his contribution to the memoir of Henslow [L. Jenyns, Memoir of the Rev. John Stevens Henslow (1862)].

Author:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Dec 1861
Classmark:  DAR 168: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3355

From Leonard Jenyns   22 January [1862]

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Sends proof-sheets of CD’s contribution to LJ’s Memoir of Henslow.

Author:  Leonard Jenyns; Leonard Blomefield
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Jan [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 168: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3406
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