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To John Lindley   18 October [1861]

Summary

Thanks JL for identifying Catasetum saccatum.

Writes of his interest ("more than almost anything in my life") in orchids, but fears he is rash to publish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  18 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 193)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3289

To John Lindley   25 October [1861]

Summary

Sends thanks for an informative letter;

would be grateful for any orchids; names some he would particularly like.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  25 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 194)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3299

To John Lindley   1 November [1861]

Summary

CD is sending an orchid flower; asks JL to identify it.

Also asks if JL can spare a dried flower of another orchid (name forgotten) [which CD describes] so that he can try to trace its ducts or spiral vessels.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  1 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 195)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3306

To John Lindley   16 November [1861]

Summary

CD sends thanks for many valuable dried specimens [of orchids]. Has been promised Catasetum and some Dendrobium by Mr Rucker; has written also to Lady Dorothy [Nevill].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  16 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 196)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3321

To John Lindley   17 November [1861]

Summary

Lady Dorothy [Nevill] has written very obligingly and sent a lot of orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  17 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 197)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3323

To John Lindley   15 December [1861]

Summary

Thanks JL for a flower of Bolbophyllum, a genus that puzzles him.

Recent work has convinced him a number of orchids are male. Points out that JL [in The vegetable kingdom (1846), pp. 177–8] "accidentally misquoted" R. H. Schomburgk on this point.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  15 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 198)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3344

To John Lindley   24 December [1861]

Summary

Delayed thanking JL for two notes until he heard from Hooker about Acropera luteola; had no idea A. luteola was not a well-known name.

Cites his reasons for identifying A. loddigesii as male; hopes for a Gongora flower from Hooker which, JL suggested, may be the female.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  24 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 199)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3350

To John Lindley   28 December [1861]

Summary

Thanks JL for information about Acropera luteola.

Also thanks for the Gongora; cannot avoid the impression it is male.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  28 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 200)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3353

To John Lindley   14 September [1862]

Summary

Thanks JL for review [of Orchids, Gard. Chron. (1862): 789–90, 863]; CD published almost by accident, having been led on in part by encouragement from JL.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  14 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 192)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3723

To John Lindley   8 [April 1843]

Summary

CD sends seeds found by W. Kemp of Galashiels with explanation and request that they be planted and a report sent to him, so that Kemp may publish his discovery if results are interesting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  8 [Apr 1843]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Lindley, John letters, A–K: 189–90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-668

From John Lindley   [after 8 April 1843]

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Summary

Will be happy to report on seeds sent by CD. Suggests names.

Author:  John Lindley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 8 Apr 1843]
Classmark:  DAR 50: A23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-669

From John Lindley   [before 2 September 1843]

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Much interested in CD’s communication [about W. Kemp] and seeds sent; does not know the species; has sent seeds to Henslow.

Describes a monstrous plant found near Ely.

Author:  John Lindley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 2 Sept 1843]
Classmark:  DAR 50: A21–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-690

To John Lindley   [c. 10 October 1846]

Summary

CD sends a copy [of South America] to Gardeners’ Chronicle and refers to a passage on Patagonian salt; asks for backing and specific information supplementing his suggestion that an added chloride would increase the salt’s preserving power.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  [c. 10 Oct 1846]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Lindley, John letters, A–K: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-999
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