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To C. V. Riley   30 May 1875

Summary

Thanks for the seventh of CVR’s Annual reports on the noxious, beneficial and other insects in the state of Missouri (Riley 1869–77).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  30 May 1875
Classmark:  Kenneth W. Rendell (dealer) (August 2005)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10002F

To C. V. Riley   25 June [1875]

Summary

Is staying at a friend’s [T. H. Farrer’s] house for rest until after 6 July, so cannot see CVR at Down.

Hopes he thanked CVR for the last Report [one of CVR’s Annual reports on the noxious, beneficial and other insects of the State of Missouri (1868–76)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  25 June [1875]
Classmark:  Empire Autograph Auctions (dealers) (1 January 2008)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10030F

To C. V. Riley   19 May 1877

Summary

Thanks him for the 9th Report [on the noxious, beneficial, and other insects of the State of Missouri]. "What a pretty illustration of a sub-rudimentary organ is that of the saw-fly!"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  19 May 1877
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (16–23 May 2019, lot 6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10967F

To C. V. Riley   28 September 1881

Summary

Comments on CVR’s paper ["Further notes on the pollination of Yucca and on Pronuba and Prodoxus", Proc. Am. Assoc. Adv. Sci. (1880): 617–39]. "What an inaccurate man Mr Thomas Meehan is." Interested in further observations on Pronuba.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  28 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 147: 303
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13360

From C. V. Riley   18 December 1881

Summary

Concurs in CD’s criticism of Thomas Meehan [see 13360].

Author:  Charles Valentine Riley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Dec 1881
Classmark:  DAR 176: 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13559

To C. V. Riley   1 June [1871]

Summary

Comments on CVR’s book [Third annual report on the noxious, beneficial, and other insects of the State of Missouri (1871)].

Discusses mimetic insects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  1 June [1871]
Classmark:  Profiles in History (dealers) (December 1996)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7794

To C. V. Riley   1 July [1871]

Summary

Would be delighted to see CVR at Down, but is in precarious health and cannot talk to anyone for more than an hour.

Wrote to CVR a few weeks ago to thank him for his book [see 7794].

Will expect CVR on Thursday unless he hears otherwise.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  1 July [1871]
Classmark:  Profiles in History (Fall 1996 catalogue)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7846F

To C. V. Riley   8 July [1871]

Summary

Thanks for letter of introduction for his sons visiting America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  8 July [1871]
Classmark:  Kenneth W. Rendell (dealer) (15 January 2010)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7854F
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