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To W. E. Darwin   [27 October 1861]

Summary

Discusses affairs at Down and Southampton.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [27 Oct 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3302

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  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • … M r . A.  seems rather bitter against M r Hacon. In Haste | Your affect | C.  Darwin

To W. E. Darwin   17 [October 1861]

Summary

Discusses business matters relating to WED and the bank.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  17 [Oct 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3287

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From Daniel Oliver   [after 8 October 1861]

Summary

Finds no trace of nectar in Stanhopea saccata.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 8 Oct 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3280

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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

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To W. E. Darwin   12 October [1861]

Summary

Asks whether WED has signed the articles of partnership in the bank.

Has been working at orchid drawings with G. B. Sowerby, Jr.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  12 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3284

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To Daniel Oliver   8 October [1861]

Summary

Asks DO to look for nectar in Stanhopea saccata labellum. CD’s theory predicts nectar should be present, but afraid there is none.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  8 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 31 (EH 88206014)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3279

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To Lionel Smith Beale   26 October [1861]

Summary

Subscribes to present for Mrs J. T. Quekett only on condition that no public testimonial is planned for JTQ.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lionel Smith Beale
Date:  26 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  Scripps College, Denison Library (Perkins Autograph Letter Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3300

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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

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  • Darwin, C. R. Lindley, John …
  • C.  Darwin | care of Down Postman | Bromley | Kent per Railway I terribly want any one of your “Arethuseæ. ” M r

To Charles Lyell   20 October [1861]

Summary

Continued discussion of Jamieson’s Glen Roy theory. Mentions river erosion of glaciers. Quotes from old letter to CL [1116].

Is working hard on orchids; fears subject is too complex for the public.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  20 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.268)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3291

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  • Darwin, C. R. Lyell, Charles …
  • r J. & you have come to. The whole Glacial Theory is really a magnificent subject. — I have been working terribly hard lately (for me) at Orchids. The subject is, I fear, too complex for the Public & I fear I have made a great mistake in not keeping to my first intention of sending it to Linnean Soc y . ; but it is now too late, & I must make the best of a bad job. — —Yours affec y | C.  Darwin

To W. E. Darwin   22 October [1861]

Summary

Tells of a shooting competition at Down.

Has been working hard at orchid drawings with G. B. Sowerby, Jr.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  22 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3294

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  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • r Sowerby. I have just had a splendid Orchis, which shoots out its pollen-masses like an arrow on to insect. — We are in despair about Horses & cannot get a pair that will do. — Good Night | My dear old fellow | C.  Darwin

To Asa Gray   [after 11 October 1861]

Summary

Thanks AG for notes on hollies.

Replies to an argument for design. Feels it monstrous to consider orchids created as they are now seen, since every part reveals modification on modification.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  [after 11 Oct 1861]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (51a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3283

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To John Gould   6 October [1861]

Summary

Thanks for JG’s book [An introduction to the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds (1861)], which he has read carefully. Hopes someday to use the information on the close alliance of species in large genera.

CD repudiates hybridity of birds in nature.

Intends to extract the cases of "races" or doubtful species. They show that "determination of species is not a simple affair".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Gould
Date:  6 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (Add 4251/330)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3278

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To Charles Lyell   23 [October 1861]

Summary

Comments especially on the "intermediate shelf" problem of Glen Roy; views of Jamieson and Milne. CD "cannot help a sneaking hope that the sea might have formed the horizontal shelves".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  23 [Oct 1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.269)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3295

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To J. D. Hooker   11 October [1861]

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Summary

Orchid anatomy: movement in Mormodes column.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3281

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  • Darwin, C. R. Hooker, J. D. …
  • r Crocker had made some observations on movement either of Catasetum or Mormodes? They w d .  be very useful to me. — Ever yours | C.  Darwin

To John Murray   3 October [1861]

Summary

Would JM object to size of Orchids being same as W. N. Hutchinson, Dog breeding [1850]? Prefers little book, not to look pretentious.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  3 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 110–111)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3275

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To John Murray   5 October [1861]

Summary

Likes the idea of matching Orchids with Origin. Begs for large print and spacing so that the book will not look "ridiculously small".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  5 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  Private collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3276A

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To John Rogers   14 October [1861]

Summary

Would like to quote JR on the trigger mechanism of Catasetum in Orchids

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Rogers
Date:  14 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  Rogers family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3285F

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To T. H. Huxley   22 October [1861]

Summary

Mr Campbell (recommended by H. Spencer) would be a treasure but doubts any man has patience to experiment at another’s suggestion.

Jocular comments about THH’s audacity in doubting Catasetum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  22 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 177)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3293

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To the Journal of Horticulture   [before 22 October 1861]

Summary

Asks H. W. Newman whether the queen humble-bee is fertilised on the ground or in the air, and whether the fertilisation often takes place as late as September. [Newman’s reply follows CD’s letter.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Journal of Horticulture
Date:  [before 22 Oct 1861]
Classmark:  Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener, and Country Gentleman n.s. 2 (1861–2): 76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3778

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  • Darwin, C. R. Journal of Horticulture …

From Charles Lyell   22 October 1861

Summary

Ice could not have formed the blockages in Lochaber unless in every case the water escaped over some col into a contiguous valley on the same watershed, or into the eastern watershed. Supposes that the cols were not land-straits, but the places where the lakes were drained when forced to flow the wrong way.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Oct 1861
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, General Special Collections (DC AL 7/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3294F

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