Dr Hooker has given him CD's memorandum on the fly-catcher.
Copies out extract from Curtis' Botanical Magazine [On Apocynum androsæmifolium, 8 (1794): tab.]: 280 and gives a further reference in Erasmus Darwin's The loves of plants . Suggests that they look at Apocynum.
My dear Sir
See also Darwin (!) Botanic Garden, Supplement. p— ?.
Shall I copy you all Curtis' account? We must make a point of looking at this
Apocynum. Yours very faithfully | Dan
- f1 2995a.f1Letter to Daniel Oliver, [21 November 1860].
- f2 2995a.f2The reference was written in the margin of the letter. Oliver refers to an item in the `Miscellaneous articles' section of Annals of Botany 1 (1805): 398--9, edited by Karl Dietrich Eberhard Koenig and John Sims. The article is an abstract of Barton 1806, in which Asclepias syrica, the fly-catcher, is described. The abstract also mentions Apocynum androsaemifolium.
- f3 2995a.f3A. androsaemifolium was figured in William Curtis's Botanical Magazine 8 (1794): tab. 280.
- f4 2995a.f4CD's grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, provided a plate of A. androsaemifolium in The loves of the plants (E. Darwin 1789--91, pt 2, facing p. 182). He described plants of this species growing in the garden of his brother, Robert Waring Darwin of Elston, Nottinghamshire. Oliver's reference to the `Supplement' is explained by the plate and description being in a section of the book entitled `Additional notes'.