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To Richard Kippist   15 February 1877

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | ☞Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

Feb. 15th. 77

My dear Sir

Will you be so kind as to send me the 3 or 4 books as below per Rail.—

Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin

(1) Bot: Zeitung for 1857.
(2) Bull: Bot. Soc. de France Vol. VII. p. 465. M. Michalet
(3) — do do. do Vol. X M. Duval-Jouve1

In the Nat. Hist. Review No VIII Oct. 1862 p. 419 I find following reference

“Baillon H., sur l’emission des tube polliniques des Helianthemum” p. 56

Now I have no idea whether this is separate book, or article in some of his other books.—2 Can you aid me & send the article if you have it?

Forgive me for being so troublesome.

yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin


CD cited a paper on cleistogamic flowers by Daniel Müller from Botanische Zeitung (D. Müller 1857) in Forms of flowers , p. 314. He also cited articles by Louis Eugène Michalet (Michalet 1860) and Joseph Duval-Jouve (Duval-Jouve 1863) from the Bulletin de la Société botanique de France (Forms of flowers, pp. 321, 325, and pp. 313, 333–4). Kippist was librarian of the Linnean Society.
The article by Ernest Henri Baillon on Helianthemum (the genus of frostweed and rock rose) appeared in the journal Adansonia (Baillon 1861; see Forms of flowers, p. 337 n.).


Baillon, Ernest Henri. 1861. Sur l’émission des tubes polliniques des Helianthemum. Adansonia 2 (1861–2): 56–9.

Duval-Jouve, Joseph. 1863. Sur la floraison et la fructification du Leersia Oryzoides. Bulletin de la Société botanique de France 10: 194–7.

Forms of flowers: The different forms of flowers on plants of the same species. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1877.

Michalet, Louis Eugène. 1860. Sur la floraison des Viola de la section Nomimium, de l’Oxalis acetosella et du Linaria spuria. Bulletin de la Société botanique de France 7: 465–9.

Müller, Daniel. 1857. Ueber die Befruchtung der incompleten Blumen einiger Viola-arten. Botanische Zeitung, 23 October 1857, pp. 729–33.


Asks RK [Linnean Society Librarian] to send several journal volumes and articles.

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Charles Robert Darwin
Richard Kippist; Linnean Society
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American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.506)
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ALS 2pp †

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10845,” accessed on 13 July 2024,