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From John Edward Gray   28 January 1862

Summary

The Japan pig, an unusual domestic species with no wild prototype.

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Jan 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 204
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3416

From J. E. Gray   29 January 1862

Summary

Owen’s paper on the aye-aye [Rep. BAAS 32 (1862) pt 2: 114–16];

his attacks on CD and his theories.

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 205
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3419

From J. E. Gray   1 February 1862

Summary

Agrees with CD’s estimate of the man [unidentified]. Hopes CD will use his influence with Lubbock to try to prevent the Council’s placing him at the head of the Zoological Society.

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Feb 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 206
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3433

From J. E. Gray   21 February 1862

Summary

Cites case of Owen’s getting compiler’s name removed from title of a British Museum catalogue.

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Feb 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 207
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3456

From John Edward Gray   12 May 1863

Summary

Cites instance in which different varieties of same species of plant flourished side by side under same conditions.

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May 1863
Classmark:  DAR 165: 208
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4156

From John Edward Gray   28 February 1866

Summary

Has received the larva of the batrachian. Outlines its affinities. Problems of batrachian systematics.

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Feb 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 209
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5021

From J. E. Gray   9 April 1866

Summary

Invites CD to dine and meet Alphonse de Candolle.

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Apr 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 210
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5052

From J. E. Gray   13 April 1866

Summary

Tameness of whales and porpoises.

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Apr 1866
Classmark:  DAR 165: 211
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5056

From John Edward Gray   21 November 1867

Summary

Thanks for skins and skeletons.

Has been arranging sponges [Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1867): 495–558].

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1867
Classmark:  DAR 165: 212
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5692

From John Edward Gray   4 February 1868

Summary

Discussion of the pig in light of CD’s Variation.

Work of Hermann von Nathusius [Die Racen des Schweines (1860)].

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 213
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5839

From J. E. Gray   6 February 1868

Summary

Would like a look at Nathusius.

Edward Blyth’s inability to recognise cats’ skulls.

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 214
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5846

From J. E. Gray   13 February 1868

Summary

JEG and Nathusius on pigs.

Reference to JEG’s paper on African and Indian cats [Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1867): 258–77, 874–6].

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 215
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5875

From J. E. Gray   15 February 1868

Summary

Slashing article on Variation in Athenæum.

Discussion of relationships of various pigs.

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 216
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5880

From J. E. Gray   17 February 1868

Summary

JEG’s paper on pigs is being printed [Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1868): 17–49].

Colouring in horses.

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 165: 217
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5886

From J. E. Gray   2 March 1868

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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 J. E. Gray   2 April 1871

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Sexual differences in sloths. J. G. Wagler article on sloths [Isis 24 (1831): 604–12].

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 95–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7652

From J. E. Gray   3 April 1871

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Corrects error in his letter [7652] about date of Wagler article in Isis. Wagler said it was females that had the yellow dorsal spot.

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7656

From J. E. Gray   7 April 1871

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Sexual differences in coloration in Lemur macaco.

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr 1871
Classmark:  DAR 88: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7663
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