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From C. C. Babington   16 March 1877

Summary

Thinks flowers of Hottonia project from the stem nearly horizontally, perhaps slightly upwards.

Sorry that he cannot help with Pulmonaria angustifolia.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Mar 1877
Classmark:  DAR 111: B49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10894

From Charles Cardale Babington   [c. June 1855]

Summary

Reports that he sees the oxlip, cowslip, and primrose as really distinct species; hybrids are formed between any two.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. June 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1584

From Charles Cardale Babington   22 November 1856

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He is not sure whether he has seen Subularia flowering above the water, but thinks it probably is an aerial flowerer, at least sometimes.

Has been unable to find an anonymous book on pigeons in the University Library.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov 1856
Classmark:  DAR 207: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1996

To Charles Cardale Babington   22 February [1858]

Summary

CD and J. D. Hooker have differed on the following question and agreed to ask several botanists: would a good botanist describing a local flora record varieties as readily in large as in small genera?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Cardale Babington
Date:  22 Feb [1858]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library Add 8182
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2220

From C. C. Babington   3 March 1858

Summary

States his belief that there is a tendency to note varieties in the larger genera rather than in the very small ones.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar 1858
Classmark:  DAR 98: A146–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2231

To C. C. Babington   4 March [1858]

Summary

Notes views of Hooker and George Bentham on monotypic forms.

Has tabulated several floras and finds that large genera show preponderance in numbers of varieties. Now sees his results are quite worthless.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Cardale Babington
Date:  4 Mar [1858]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library Add 8182
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2233

From Charles Cardale Babington   17 January 1862

Summary

Thanks CD for his Primula paper [Collected papers 2: 45–63].

Asks if CD has observed the true oxlip (Primula elatior).

Comments on Hottonia and Stellaria graminea. [See Forms of flowers, pp. 72, 313.]

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1862
Classmark:  DAR 110 (ser. 2): 58–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3393

To C. C. Babington   20 January [1862]

Summary

Discusses Stellaria and other plants said to be dimorphic.

Asks for plants he wants for experiments.

Preparing a little book on Orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Cardale Babington
Date:  20 Jan [1862]
Classmark:  CUL (Add 8182)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3397

From C. C. Babington   30 January 1862

Summary

Encloses seeds.

Lecoq’s work mentions instances of apparent dimorphism. [H. Lecoq, Études sur la géographie botanique de l’Europe, 9 vols. (1854–8).]

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Jan 1862
Classmark:  DAR 160.1: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3422

To C. C. Babington   1 February [1862]

Summary

Thanks for seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Cardale Babington
Date:  1 Feb [1862]
Classmark:  CUL (Add 8182)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3432

From C. C. Babington   22 May 1862

Summary

Thanks for copy of Orchids.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 May 1862
Classmark:  DAR 160.1: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3566

From Charles Cardale Babington   1 July 1837

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Reports on the insect specimens [collected by CD] from Australia, New Zealand, and Tierra del Fuego. Has not completed descriptions.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 July 1837
Classmark:  DAR 29.1: C3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-363

To C. C. Babington   2 September [1862]

Summary

Can CCB get Lythrum hyssopifolium seeds?

Hottonia splendidly dimorphic.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Cardale Babington
Date:  2 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  CUL (Add 8182)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3707

From C. C. Babington   16 September 1862

Summary

Hopes to have Lythrum hyssopifolium seeds to send soon.

BAAS is meeting in Cambridge and all eminent Cambridge men are wanted present. If his health were reliable, CD would be in chair of Botany and Zoology Section.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 160: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3726

From C. C. Babington   16 October 1862

Summary

Believes the [Lythrum] seeds have been sent to CD by Stratton [Curator, Cambridge Botanic Garden]. They have none of the others requested.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 160.1: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3767

From Charles Cardale Babington   18 May 1864

Summary

Glad to hear CD well again.

Will send Lythrum hyssopifolium flowers from Botanic Garden if they are in bloom; does not know where to find wild specimen, but thinks they are same as garden type.

Is finishing his course of lectures, which was attended by 35–45 people.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May 1864
Classmark:  DAR 160: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4499

From C. C. Babington   21 May 1864

Summary

CCB thought CD wanted live specimens, but now will send some dried ones from his herbarium.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 May 1864
Classmark:  DAR 160: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4505

From C. C. Babington   6 June 1864

Summary

Cannot get any Stellaria graminea for CD. It is rare. Some, producing different kinds of flowers, once grew in Sandgate, Kent. Variations in flowers need to be re-examined.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 June 1864
Classmark:  DAR 160: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4521

From Charles Cardale Babington   28 March 1865

Summary

University has at last provided room for a small zoological museum. The Philosophical Society might donate its collections to it, including CD’s fishes.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Mar 1865
Classmark:  DAR 160: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4799

From C. C. Babington   26 October 1843

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Identifies Atriplex raised from seeds found by W. Kemp as A. angustifolia.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Oct 1843
Classmark:  DAR 50: A28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-708
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