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DCP-LETT-5360
From:  Robert Monsey Rolfe, 1st Baron Cranworth of Cranworth
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Jan 1867
Classmark:  DAR 161: 235
Summary:  

Will introduce Charles Kingsley to CD.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-5364
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Thomas Belt
Date:  15 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 76
Summary:  

Comments on MS on seed distribution sent by TB.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-01771
From:  Ursula Frayne
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  15 January 1867
Classmark:  P67/710, unit 249, VPRS 3991/P inward registered correspondence, VA 475 Chief Secretary's Department, Public Record Office, Victoria
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-5361
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 5–6
Summary:  

More comments on "Insular floras": community of peculiar genera in the Atlantic islands descended from European plants now extinct.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-5363
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  John Murray
Date:  15 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 f. 161)
Summary:  

Approves of type [for Variation]. Pleased to hear from Hooker that he is not surprised that MS is big.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel2591
From:  William Selwyn
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [15 January 1867]
Classmark:  RS:HS 15.489
Summary:  

Discusses Aristotle's and Richard Whately's descriptions of the sensitivity of the eye's lateral areas. Asks JH to review cover sheet and opine whether the predictions described are miracles.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-5365
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  15 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Summary:  

Thanks BJS for W. H. Stirling’s answers [to queries about expression]

and for information on cattle and breeding of dogs.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-5362
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  William Turner
Date:  15 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  Edinburgh University Library (Dc.2.96/5 folio 2)
Summary:  

Requests information about rudimentary muscles and organs in man. Asks about marrow of os coccyx, and about testes and ovaria in early embryos of both sexes.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-01772
From:  Frederick Barlee
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  16 January 1867
Classmark:  Colonial Secretary's correspondence, acc. 49, vol. 39, no, 1267, State Records Office of Western Australia, Perth
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-5366
From:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Jan 1867
Classmark:  DAR 170: 54
Summary:  

JL’s brother-in-law [Robert Birkbeck] would like a note of introduction to John Murray.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel2432
From:  Edward Sabine
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [16 January 1867]
Classmark:  RS:HS 15.285
Summary:  

Sends copy of B.A.A.S. resolution regarding telescope in India. ES and R.S.L. colleagues agree to take no further steps in matter.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel917
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Margaret Brodie Herschel
Date:  [17 January 1867]
Classmark:  JHS 5.37
Summary:  

Tells MH about the wedding plans of son John and Mary Power; comments on the health of daughter Constance, and sends a silly sketch by Emma Hardcastle. [Part of the letter is illegible.]

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel2592
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  William Selwyn
Date:  [17 January 1867]
Classmark:  RS:HS 24.183 & draft: RS:HS 15.490
Summary:  

Thanks WS for describing Aristotle's and Richard Whately's observation of the great sensitivity of the eye's lateral portion. Congratulates WS on becoming Dean of Norwich. Draft discusses miracles and lists possible arguments against WS's idea that miracles are not a violation of nature

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-5367
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  17 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 64 (EH 88206508)
Summary:  

Encloses note of introduction to Murray.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-5370
From:  Julius Victor Carus
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Jan 1867
Classmark:  DAR 161: 56
Summary:  

Asks CD questions relating to the revised translation of Origin.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
JHC987
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Archibald Smith
Date:  19 January 1867
Classmark:  JDH/2/23/2 f.2, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
DCP-LETT-5371
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Alfred Newton
Date:  19 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 87
Summary:  

Seeks explanation of the case of the Rhynchaea, of which the female is more beautiful than the male, with the young resembling the latter. Wallace has told CD that at Nottingham AN explained this by the male being the incubator.

Does the male black Australian swan, or the black and white S. American swan, differ from the female in colour of plumage?

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-5341
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Charles Henry Middleton
Date:  20 [1867?]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (in Middleton’s copy of Origin 4th ed., BB.5.6)
Summary:  

Sorry he cannot remember where S. Filippe [San Felipe?] is.

Doubts that bones of ox, sheep, and horse could have been deposited in guano [on coast of Chile], but they would be worth examination.

[Tipped in copy of Origin (1866) with CHM’s bookplate.]

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
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DCP-LETT-5372
From:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Jan 1867
Classmark:  DAR 102: 135–7
Summary:  

His view of CD’s hypothesis that Atlantic island genera are descended from extinct European plants.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-5373
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 Jan [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 7
Summary:  

On recent instalment of "Insular floras" in Gardeners’ Chronicle [(1867): 50]. Approves of JDH’s abstract of argument for transport of species [i.e., migration, as opposed to continental extension hypothesis].

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project