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DCP-LETT-5749
From:  Richard Barwell
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 52a (fragile)
Summary:  

Crying and the action of the orbicularis.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-6524
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  George Robert Gray
Date:  [1868–72]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 58
Summary:  

Testimonial for a position as a librarian. Recipient is the author of a great monograph on the Picidae [woodpeckers].

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-01884
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  […]
Date:  1868
Classmark:  MEL 684132, National Herbarium of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-5770
From:  Heinrich Ludwig Hermann (Hermann) Müller
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  Jan [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 288
Summary:  

Thanks CD for his photograph.

Intends to start experimenting with mosses to determine which differences in structure are effected by altered conditions of life.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
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DCP-LETT-5758
From:  Osbert Salvin
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 172–3
Summary:  

Notes on sexual differences within certain species of birds.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
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DCP-LETT-7040
From:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1868–70?]
Classmark:  DAR 80: 164–5
Summary:  

Development of complex language does not require an early civilisation. [See Descent 1: 56ff.]

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel6711
From:  Charles G. B. Daubeny
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [1868 or 1869]
Classmark:  RS:HS 6.28
Summary:  

Printed prospectus for volume of poems on Natural History and Physical Science.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
Herschel9361
From:  Sir John Herschel
To:  Georg Adolph Erman
Date:  [1868 or later]
Classmark:  RS:HS 7.113
Summary:  

Comments on the bad habits creeping into the language of the German Academies. Sends list of papers and also a transcript of GE's paper for the Astronomische Nachrichten.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
JHC1471
From:  Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Miles Joseph Berkeley
Date:  --1868?
Classmark:  JDH/2/3/2 f.274, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Hooker Project
DCP-LETT-5077F
From:  Watson, H. C
To:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 Jan 186[8]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, DC 105 f.222
Summary:  

HCW’s criticisms of CD’s theory.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-5774
From:  Friedrich Hermann Gustav (Friedrich) Hildebrand
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 207
Summary:  

Reports making graft-hybrid potatoes.

Has found direct action of pollen in Mays [Zea] crosses and apple-trees.

F. Delpino has asked for CD’s address.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-5772
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Roland Trimen
Date:  2 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  Royal Entomological Society (Trimen papers, box 21: 62)
Summary:  

CD seeks information on the variation of ocelli within species of butterflies.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-5773
From:  Alfred Wrigley
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 181: 180
Summary:  

Expresses his gratification on reading of Leonard Darwin’s high placing on the Sandhurst list.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-5775
From:  Constantin Stepanovich Vesselofski
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 172: 14
Summary:  

CD has been elected a Corresponding Member of the Biology Section of the Académie Impériale des Sciences, St Petersburg.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-5776
From:  Edward Blyth
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 160: 211
Summary:  

Discusses mule canaries which show a tendency to revert to wild plumage colours.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
Herschel10656
From:  Henry Hudson
To:  Sir John Herschel
Date:  [4 January 1868]
Classmark:  RS:HS 10.29
Summary:  

Makes no claim to originality for his experiments; thinks highly of Dr. W. C. Wells but would like to know whether [Pierre] Prévost's theory is tenable.

Contributor:  John Herschel Project
DCP-LETT-5778
From:  Frederik Anthony von Hartsen
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 113
Summary:  

Sends portion of his book, Grundlegung von Aesthetik [1869]. Argues that CD’s theory can be reconciled with religion.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-5777
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Friedrich Hermann Gustav (Friedrich) Hildebrand
Date:  5 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  Klaus Groove (private collection) [Original sold by Venator and Hanstein, Cologne (dealers), 16 March 2018.]
Summary:  

Congratulates FH on graft-hybrid of potato. Importance of FH’s discovery to be discussed in Variation [2d ed., 1: 420].

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
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DCP-LETT-5789
From:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 6 Jan 1868?]
Classmark:  DAR 47: 194
Summary:  

Discusses Balanophora with conspicuous male flowers and absent female perianth.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-6546
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Thomas Belt
Date:  6 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 77
Summary:  

Asks about expression of emotion among Negroes and American Indians in Nicaragua. Queries enclosed.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project