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To a librarian   [1858 or later]

Summary

Will return Benjamin Jowett’s Epistles of St Paul (Jowett 1855) and requests several books, of which the latest is Hugh Miller’s Cruise of the Betsey (Miller 1858).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  [1858 or later]
Classmark:  Yale University: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection: Edward G. and Hortense R. Levy Autograph Collection, Part 2 (OSB MSS 137) Box 25, folder 1188)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2199F

To ?   26 March [1858?]

Summary

Returns the Greenland catalogue, which he has kept too long.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  26 Mar [1858?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.34)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2246

To W. B. Tegetmeier   [21 April 1858]

Summary

"Excessively" interested in theory of bees’ cell formation.

Fears few of his pigeons will be of any use to WBT.

Hopes WBT will describe foreign poultry breeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  [21 Apr 1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2260

To Charles Lyell   26 April [1858]

Summary

Comments on letter from Georg Hartung to CL dealing with erratic boulders.

Discusses migration of plants and animals.

A letter from Thomas Thomson on heat endured by temperate plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  26 Apr [1858]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.151)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2262

To J. D. Hooker   26 [April 1858]

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Confidential revelation concerning W. F. Daniell.

Georg Hartung confirms CD’s supposition from flora of Azores that icebergs had been stranded there.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26 [Apr 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 232
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2263

To W. E. Darwin   [26 April 1858]

Summary

Has been at Moor Park since Tuesday. Is passing his time watching ants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [26 Apr 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2265

To W. E. Darwin   [26 May 1858]

Summary

Has come to heavy grief about bees’ cells, unless Huber is wrong [François Huber, New observations on the natural history of bees, new ed. (1841)].

Discusses cart-horses and stripes on a Belgiman [Belgian?].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [26 May 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2266

To W. E. Darwin   [20 June 1858]

Summary

Relates domestic affairs.

Thinks his bees’ cell theory will hold good.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [20 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2267

To W. E. Darwin   [3 May 1858]

Summary

Discusses bees’ cells

and WED’s botanical interests.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [3 May 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2268

To J. D. Hooker   6 May [1858]

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Sends MS on large and small genera.

Observed slave-making ants at Moor Park.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 May [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 234
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2269

To W. D. Fox   8 May [1858]

Summary

Will be most curious to hear results of WDF’s experiment with a kite and turkey chicks "by themselves".

If WDF ever sees a striped dun horse, he should ascertain colour of dam and sire.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  8 May [1858]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 113)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2270

To W. B. Tegetmeier   9 May [1858]

Summary

Inquires about the structure and formation of bees’ comb; is interested in seeing its form at the commencement of building.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  9 May [1858]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2271

From W. H. Miller   [14 May 1858]

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[Six fragments, mainly diagrams.] The geometry of bees’ cells.

Author:  William Hallowes Miller
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [14 May 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 48: B1b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2272

To W. E. Darwin   14 [May 1858]

Summary

Relates events at home;

hopes WED gets the scholarship.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  14 [May 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2273

To J. D. Hooker   16 May [1858]

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Arranges meeting with JDH at Thatched House Tavern.

Eager for JDH’s reaction to MS on large and small genera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  16 May [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 235
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2274

To J. D. Hooker   18 [May 1858]

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Arrangements for JDH to visit Down for weekend.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  18 [May 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 233
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2275

To Syms Covington   18 May [1858]

Summary

CD’s health has been poor owing to hard work [on Natural selection]. He has to treat of every branch of natural history, which is beyond his strength.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Syms Covington
Date:  18 May [1858]
Classmark:  Sydney Mail, 9 August 1884, p. 255
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2276

From J. D. Hooker   [before 6 May 1858]

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Reports that N. J. Andersson finds every European willow bar one is also American.

Has heard from David Livingstone and reports on his progress.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 6 May 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 100: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2277

From E. A. Darwin   [before 8 June 1858]

Summary

Gives calculations on the structure of bees’ cells.

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 8 June 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 48b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2278

To J. D. Hooker   3 June [1858]

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CD’s receipt of diploma from Caesarea Leopoldino-Carolina Academy [Dresden].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  3 June [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 236
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2279
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