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To Federico Delpino   25 April 1876

Summary

Thanks FD for the volumes of Revista Botanica [1874–5].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Federico Delpino
Date:  25 Apr 1876
Classmark:  Anna Barone (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10474

To Federico Delpino   24 and 25 August [1869]

Summary

Thanks FD for his three publications.

CD is pleased that FD has discussed Pangenesis, although he does not favour the hypothesis. Will seek English publisher.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Federico Delpino
Date:  24 and 25 Aug 1869
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.376)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6869

To Federico Delpino   14 October 1869

Summary

Cautions FD about fluid in labellum of Coryanthes.

T. H. Farrer is enthusiastic about FD’s papers.

Believes humming-birds fertilise many American flowers.

Mentions his reply to FD’s criticisms ["Pangenesis: Mr Darwin’s reply to Professor Delpino", Sci. Opin. 2 (1869): 426; Collected papers 2: 158–60].

Suggests that FD study fertilisation of Gramineae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Federico Delpino
Date:  14 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 143: 379
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6938

To Federico Delpino   1 June [1870]

Summary

Thanks FD for seeds of Canna.

Still thinks it would be worth FD’s while looking at the fertilisation of Lotus; does not think Frank Darwin has exaggerated the novelty of the contrivance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Federico Delpino
Date:  1 June [1870]
Classmark:  Anna Barone (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7213

To Federico Delpino   22 November 1871

Summary

Will send FD’s work [Studi sopra un lignaggio anemofilo delle composte (1871)] to Nature for review.

CD’s health has been poor all summer – he doubts that he will ever "have the strength to publish on Variability under a state of Nature".

Hopes to publish on cross- and self-fertilisation next summer.

Encloses his photo and asks for FD’s.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Federico Delpino
Date:  22 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Anna Barone (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8082

To Federico Delpino   1 May 1873

Summary

Asks whether, in Italy, varieties of Lathyrus odoratus, Pisum sativum, and Phaseolus multiflorus must be grown separately to come true.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Federico Delpino
Date:  1 May 1873
Classmark:  Anna Barone (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8892

To Federico Delpino   25 June [1873]

Summary

Discusses role of insects in crossing varieties of Lathyrus odoratus and other species.

Comments on Hermann Müller [Die Befruchtung der Blumen (1873)],

and Anton Kerner ["Die Schutzmittel des Pollens", Ber. Naturwiss. Med. Ver. Innsbruck, 3 (1873): 100–68].

Admires FD’s work on anemophilous plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Federico Delpino
Date:  25 June [1873]
Classmark:  Anna Barone (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8951
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