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From A. W. Bennett to Nature   8 November 1869

Summary

Discusses cross-fertilisation in Vinca.

Author:  Alfred William Bennett
Addressee:  Nature
Date:  8 Nov 1869
Classmark:  Nature 1 (1869): 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6978F

To A. W. Bennett   17 July [1875]

Summary

Thanks AWB for review in Nature [probably review of Insectivorous plants, 12 (1875): 206–9, 228–31].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred William Bennett
Date:  17 July [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10074

To A. W. Bennett   16 December [1875]

Summary

Arranges to visit AWB.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred William Bennett
Date:  16 Dec [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10300

From A. W. Bennett   17 December 1875

Summary

Is delighted CD plans to call on him.

Wants to discuss botanical work.

Author:  Alfred William Bennett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Dec 1875
Classmark:  DAR 160: 144
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10302

To A. W. Bennett   [17 December 1875]

Summary

Declines invitation to breakfast.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred William Bennett
Date:  [17 Dec 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10303

From A. W. Bennett   7 December 1876

Summary

Thanks for copy of Cross and self-fertilisation.

Reports instances of cross-fertilisation in maize,

and succession of forms of flowers on Isle of Wight.

Asks CD’s suggestions for his second edition of Julius von Sachs’s Text-book of botany.

Author:  Alfred William Bennett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 160: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10703

From Alfred William Bennett   22 April 1869

Summary

Sends paper on mechanisms of cross-fertilisation in flowers ["Note on Parnassia palustris", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 11 (1871): 24–31].

Studying how fertilisation takes place without the aid of insects in winter varieties.

Author:  Alfred William Bennett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 137
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6710

From A. W. Bennett   3 May 1869

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Summary

Sends CD some notes [missing] on the mode of fertilisation of winter-flowering plants, and outlines his conclusions regarding the different types of winter-flowerers and the means by which they are fertilised.

Author:  Alfred William Bennett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 76: B176–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6724

To A. W. Bennett   9 November [1869]

Summary

Returns proofs of a notice which he finds "highly honourable" to himself.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred William Bennett
Date:  9 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  Provenance unknown: formerly Sang Collection of Autographs and Manuscripts, Illinois Institute of Technology
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6980

To A. W. Bennett   29 February [1872]

Summary

Asks AWB for a reference to a paper;

thanks him for his generous review of the last edition [6th] of the Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred William Bennett
Date:  29 Feb [1872]
Classmark:  Kōbunzo (dealers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8227

To A. W. Bennett   [before 16 November 1871]

Summary

Discussed observations made in 1863 of Impatiens pollen and humble-bees.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred William Bennett
Date:  [before 16 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  Journal of the Linnean Society (Botany) 13 (1873): 152
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8303F

From A. W. Bennett   22 November 1872

Summary

Proposes establishing a quarterly journal for longer, illustrated articles of some popular appeal. Seeks CD’s support.

Author:  Alfred William Bennett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 160: 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8640

From A. W. Bennett   16 March 1873

Summary

Thanks for CD’s regrets at AWB’s leaving Nature.

Plans English editions of Asa Gray’s books [How plants grow; How plants behave].

Other publication plans.

Author:  Alfred William Bennett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Mar 1873
Classmark:  DAR 160: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8811

To A. W. Bennett   5 May [1873]

Summary

Recommends H. Müller’s Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred William Bennett
Date:  5 May [1873]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8898

From A. W. Bennett   8 May 1873

Summary

Thanks for reference to Hermann Müller on fertilisation [Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873)].

Publication plans.

Author:  Alfred William Bennett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 May 1873
Classmark:  DAR 160: 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8905

From A. W. Bennett   12 July 1873

Summary

Believes some flowers fail to produce seed because of the access of too great a quantity of pollen. Asks for CD’s opinion and references.

Author:  Alfred William Bennett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 July 1873
Classmark:  DAR 160: 141
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8976

To A. W. Bennett   11 March [1873]

Summary

Asks about woodblocks of illustrations for Climbing plants [1875].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred William Bennett
Date:  11 Mar [1873]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.438)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9350

From A. W. Bennett   21 September 1874

Summary

Sends papers and references.

Reports his microscopic observations on Drosera and other plants.

Author:  Alfred William Bennett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Sept 1874
Classmark:  DAR 160: 142
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9648

To A. W. Bennett   22 September [1874]

Summary

Thanks for sending papers by Hermann Hoffmann.

Discusses spiral cells in Drosera and Pinguicula.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred William Bennett
Date:  22 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9653

To A. W. Bennett   27 September [1874]

Summary

Returns copy of Botanische Zeitung.

Responds to comments on Drosera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred William Bennett
Date:  27 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9660
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