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DCP-LETT-4961
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 1
Summary:  

Asks GHD what the chances are against squinting and non-squinting children coming alternately in a family of ten.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-4963
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Landowner, local
Date:  [1866?]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 27r
Summary:  

Requests that correspondent take some action regarding the state of horses on his farm. The bailiff, Ainslie, has been fined following CD’s complaints.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-01617
From:  Charles Moore
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  1866
Classmark:  MEL 22117308, National Herbarium of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-01618
From:  Charles Moore
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  1866
Classmark:  MEL 2280468, National Herbarium of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-01619
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  the Linnean Society of London
Date:  January 1866
Classmark:  Linnean Society, London, Certificates of Fellows, Foreign Members and Associates 1865-70
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-4966
From:  Charles John Robinson
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1866?]
Classmark:  DAR 176: 188
Summary:  

Has a small living at Norton Canon.

Will visit Charles Whitley next week.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel6666
From:  Henry Coxwell
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1866]
Classmark:  RS:HS 5.369
Summary:  

Thanks for letter. Regarding the use of oxygen when ballooning. Comments on other aspects of high altitude flight.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel4457
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Charles Pritchard
Date:  1866
Classmark:  RS:HS 14.101 (C: RS:HS 24.182)
Summary:  

Discusses opinions of Charles Darwin's theories. Doubtful that the day has shortened due to tidal forces since the earth's beginning. Alexander Herschel helps in the revision of William Herschel's double star catalogue. Alex is preparing to lecture at Glasgow University.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
JHC1465
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  1 January 1866
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.266-267, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
DCP-LETT-4968A
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Henry Bence Jones
Date:  3 Jan [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 86
Summary:  

A report on his somewhat improved health.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel11565
From:  James Liddell
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [4 January 1866]
Classmark:  RS:HS 11.483
Summary:  

Sending his observations on the effect of the moon on the earth's atmosphere.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
JHC1466
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  5 January 1866
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.268-269, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
DCP-LETT-4968
From:  Emily Caroline (Lena) Langton
To:  Emma Darwin; Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 and 7? Jan 1866]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 202)
Summary:  

CL is aware that she is dying and so says her farewells.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-4970
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  6 Jan [1866]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (311)
Summary:  

Discussion of ducks. CD asks for information on a domestic Chinese race about which Robert Swinhoe wrote to CD. Compares Chinese duck with Anas poecilorhyncha and Boschas.

Notes improvement in health.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel6600
From:  Louis Marie Joseph, Comte de Chevigny
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [7 January 1866]
Classmark:  RS:HS 5.337
Summary:  

Has received his letter and the sheets of the translations. Comments on this and outlines further plans for translating.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel8795
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William Stanley Jevons
Date:  [8 January 1866]
Classmark:  John Rylands University Library of Manchester
Summary:  

Expresses concern that the present rate of use of natural resources and the increase in population may create serious problems in the future.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel6307
From:  Samuel Birch
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [9 January 1866]
Classmark:  RS:HS 5.68
Summary:  

Regarding the structure and surface of the moon as revealed by stereoscopic photography.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel6665
From:  Henry Coxwell
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [11 January 1866]
Classmark:  RS:HS 5.368
Summary:  

Has been reading JH's letter of 1862 concerning aerial flight and would welcome any hints or suggestions from JH on this subject.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-4973
From:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Jan 1866
Classmark:  DAR 166: 41
Summary:  

Comments on CD’s health.

Discusses origin of life and differentiation of principal classes of plants and animals.

Discusses Generelle Morphologie and its chapter on embryological development.

His lectures on CD’s theory.

Asks CD for larger portrait of himself and for several copies of the small photograph. Will send photographs of German scientists in exchange.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
JHC1602
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Robert Oliver Cunningham
Date:  11 January 1866
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/3 f.115-116, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project