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To Charles Lyell   6 September [1861]

Summary

Sends an enclosure [a letter from T. F. Jamieson, see 3247].

"I am smashed to atoms about Glen Roy. My paper was one long gigantic blunder."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  6 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.262)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3246

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To Charles Hardy?   4 September [1861]

Summary

Has modified the statements about bees visiting clover for honey in 3d ed. of Origin. Can correspondent find out if clover in Lowestoft district was a second crop?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Hardy
Date:  4 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  Dawsons of Pall Mall (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3244

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To George Rolleston   5 September [1861]

Summary

GR’s letter is a gold-mine.

Pleased to have Pierre Gratiolet’s comment on the embryology of greatly modified organs

and GR’s valuable cases of analogous variation.

Doubts craniologists, but recounts his father’s opinion that the shape of CD’s head was altered when he returned from the Beagle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Rolleston
Date:  5 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  Royal College of Physicians of London (ALS/D12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3245

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To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [before 14 September 1861]

Summary

Requests orchid specimens from Arethuseae division for his investigation of the many contrivances by which orchids are fertilised by insect agency.

Asks whether Charles Morren has published on the fertilisation of orchids by insect agency.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 14 Sept 1861]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, 14 September 1861, p. 831
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3252

Matches: 1 hit

  • Darwin, C. R. Gardeners’ Chronicle …

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [before 14 September 1861]

Summary

Two correspondents report fertilising Vinca rosea by imitating the action of an insect inserting its proboscis. Another says his Vinca rosea seed profusely without artificial fertilisation. CD asks what might explain the difference in results. In the latter instance, are the plants kept in a greenhouse with windows left open, so that moths could get access at night?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 14 Sept 1861]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, 14 September 1861, pp. 831–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3253

Matches: 1 hit

  • Darwin, C. R. Gardeners’ Chronicle …

From H. C. Watson   20 September 1861

Summary

The Primula experiments of J. Sidebotham; HCW’s distrust of the results [see J. Sidebotham, "Specific identity of the cowslip and the primrose", Phytologist 3 (1849): 703–5].

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1861
Classmark:  DAR 181.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3258

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  • … Watson, H. C. Darwin, C. R. …
  • Darwin I have some recollection of intimating a distrust of M r . Sidebotham’s recorded experiments on Primroses, &c.   …

From H. W. Bates   [before 25 September 1861]

Summary

Mention of Volucella.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 25 Sept 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 160.3: 63 (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3240

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To Joseph Reay Greene?   24 September [1861]

Summary

Thanks for gift of treatise on Coelenterata [? Manual of the sub-kingdom Coelenterata (1861)]. "… I was but lately wishing to read some treatise up to the present mark, on these animals. I have cut the pages & can clearly see that your work will much interest & instruct me".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Reay Greene
Date:  24 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (21 December 1965)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3265

Matches: 1 hit

To Journal of Horticulture   [before 10 September 1861]

Summary

Requests the names of the parents of Gladiolus gandavensis and six varieties for the purpose of determining their probable origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Journal of Horticulture
Date:  [before 10 Sept 1861]
Classmark:  Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener, and Country Gentleman n.s. 1 (1861): 453
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3248A

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  • Darwin, C. R. Journal of Horticulture …

From John Murray   23 September 1861

Summary

Offers to publish Orchids, giving CD one-half of the profits of each edition.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Sept 1861
Classmark:  DAR 171.3(1): 331
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3261

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To A. G. More   23 September 1861

Summary

Would like capsule of Epipactis palustris. Asks for information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  23 Sept 1861
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3262

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From J. D. Hooker   [28 September 1861]

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Summary

List of Australian plants that have become naturalised in the Nilgiris [India] and are turning out the native trees.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Sept 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 205.4 (Letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3269

Matches: 1 hit

To Daniel Oliver   11 September [1861]

Summary

Has put Drosera off while amusing himself with Primula and orchids.

Dionaea is prettily adapted to weight detection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  11 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 30, 66 (EH 88206013, EH 88206049)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3251

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To Charles Lyell   10 September [1861]

Summary

Absence of organic remains in many deposits.

Discusses presence of marine animals near icebergs.

Comments on former geological state of England.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  10 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.263)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3249

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To Charles Lyell   22 September [1861]

Summary

Additional discussion of Jamieson’s theory that the roads of Glen Roy were formed by a glacial lake. Suggests the possible marine origin of the Glen Spean terraces. Comments on the power of lakes to produce pebbles. Discusses elevation of Wales and Scotland during the glacial period.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  22 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.265)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3260

Matches: 2 hits

  • Darwin, C. R. Lyell, Charles …
  • r Jamieson through it. It is out of my line now a-days, & above & beyond me. — Ever my dear Lyell | Yours truly | C.  Darwin ( …

To J. O. Westwood   4 September [1861]

Summary

Is certain he never had Morren’s paper from JOW or heard of it before JOW’s note; will write to Gardeners’ Chronicle about it [see 3252].

Thanks for the two Sphinx moths; unfortunately the pollen-masses do not belong to orchids but to Asclepias.

Asks whether R. B. Todd’s Cyclopedia of Anatomy and Physiology [1835–59] has an article on fertilisation of orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Obadiah Westwood
Date:  4 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum (Hope Entomological collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3243

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To Charles Lyell   [15 September 1861]

Summary

Discusses CL’s correspondence with T. F. Jamieson. Comments on Jamieson’s theory that the roads of Glen Roy were formed by a glacial lake. Discusses elevation of Scotland during the glacial period.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  [15 Sept 1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.264)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3254

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To Asa Gray   16 September [1861]

Summary

Is interested in cases of dimorphism like Primula. Discusses Primula and Linum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  16 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (73)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3255

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To J. D. Hooker   6 September [1861]

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Summary

After much crossing, has worked out meaning of dimorphism in Primula.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3248

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To John Murray   24 September [1861]

Summary

Thanks JM for his liberal offer [to publish Orchids]. CD fears the public will not be interested, but thinks it will "do good to the Origin as it will show that I worked hard on details and it will perhaps serve [to] illustrate how Natural History may be worked under the belief of the modification of Species".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  24 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 108–109B)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3264

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  • Darwin, C. R. Murray, John (b) …
  • r Sowerby to draw one—for the woodcut, which I shall use will hardly do— Please let me have one line, if you wish for an ornament. — On the various contrivances by which British Orchids are fertilised by Insects; & on the good effects of Intercrossing.  by Charles Darwin M.A.  FR.S. &c. …
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