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From Federico Delpino   11 September 1875

Summary

Thanks for Thomas Belt’s Naturalist in Nicaragua [1874], which confirms some of his observations,

and for Insectivorous plants, which he praises.

Suggests that a book integrating knowledge of plant–animal interactions be written by a Darwinist.

Defines biology as the science of external interactions.

German reception is far more positive than Italian.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Sept 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10155

From Federico Delpino   19 May 1876

Summary

Has become Professor of Botany at Genoa.

Offers to send his paper on the necessity of out-crossing.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 May 1876
Classmark:  DAR 162: 155
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10510

From Federico Delpino   23 April 1878

Summary

Has reviewed Forms of flowers in Revista Botanica [(1877): 84–106].

CD’s treatment by the French Academy.

Hypothesises that the mollusc-like mantle of Balanus originates from a form of grafting.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Apr 1878
Classmark:  DAR 162: 156
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11482

From Federico Delpino   6 December 1880

Summary

Thanks for Movement in plants; particularly supports indirect rather than direct action of light and gravity on plants.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 162: 157
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12892

From Federico Delpino   5 September 1867

Summary

Support CD’s views on variability of species, but believes they must be interpreted "spiritualisticamente".

Cross-fertilisation in the Asclepiadaceae.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Sept 1867
Classmark:  DAR 162: 142
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5622

From Federico Delpino   22 August 1869

Summary

Declares himself CD’s defender; but he is a "teleologist".

Sends CD three more papers.

His research confirms his faith and belief in variability of species.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Aug 1869
Classmark:  DAR 162: 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6866

From Federico Delpino   9 October 1869

Summary

Acknowledges receipt of CD’s Primula paper [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 10 (1869): 437–54].

Nectar-sucking birds fertilise tropical flowers.

Writing a "Dualistic apologia for Pangenesis" [see translation in Sci. Opin. 2 (1869): 365–7, 391–3, 407–8].

Homology of the orchid rostellum.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 162: 144
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6928

From Federico Delpino   1 November 1869

Summary

Comments on Hermann Crüger’s paper, sent by CD, on fertilisation of orchids [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 8 (1865): 127–35].

Observations on dichogamy in grasses (wheat, rye, barley).

Has not yet read CD’s reply to his article on Pangenesis [Collected papers 2: 158–60].

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 162: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6965

From Federico Delpino   [1870]

Summary

Sends CD "L’applicazione della teoria Darwiniana ai fiori ed agli insetti visitatori dei fiori" [Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 2 (1870)]. Continues to support vitalism and teleology.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 141
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7055

From Federico Delpino   28 February 1870

Summary

Transformism explains rudimentary organs, and teratology, which are otherwise inexplicable.

Looking forward to publication of Descent

and CD’s expected book on "Variation in nature" [see Variation 1: 4].

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 162: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7120

From Federico Delpino   20 May 1870

Summary

Responds to CD’s request for Canna seeds.

Studying dichogamy in Lotus. Describes mechanism that pumps pollen on to a visiting bee. Corrects Axell on Lotus.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 162: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7196

From Federico Delpino   7 January 1871

Summary

Sends his new work, Ulteriori osservazioni sulla dicogomia pt 2, fasc. 1.

Has found no nectar in Orchis morio or O. maculata in Italy and has seen no insects visiting the plants.

Gives his observations on cross- and self-fertilisation in cereals.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1871
Classmark:  DAR 111: A77–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7430

From Federico Delpino   15 November 1871

Summary

Sends paper on Artemesia.

Praise for Descent.

Has talked to St George Mivart about CD’s health.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 162: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8069

From Federico Delpino   5 December 1871

Summary

Praise of CD. Acknowledges his indebtedness to CD for defining the subject of plant fecundation.

Expecting CD’s work on the effects of cross-fertilisation.

CD has put him in touch with George Bentham.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Dec 1871
Classmark:  DAR 162: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8098

From Federico Delpino   10 November 1872

Summary

Going on circumnavigation voyage aboard the Garibaldi.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 162: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8617

From Federico Delpino   20 April 1873

Summary

Left the Garibaldi at Rio de Janeiro.

Phylogeny of aphids.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 162: 151
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8868

From Federico Delpino   18 June 1873

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Summary

Sends information on Lathyrus odoratus, Phaseolus multiflorus and Pisum sativum.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 June 1873
Classmark:  DAR 77: 152–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8945

From Federico Delpino   8 April 1875

Summary

Sends last part of his book [Ulteriori observazioni sulla dicogamia (1868–74)] [osservazioni!?] and describes contents.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 152
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9919

From Federico Delpino   18 April 1875

Summary

Looking forward to publication of Insectivorous plants, which he will review.

Paul Mantegazza has criticised FD on insectivorous plants

and CD on sexual selection; FD maintains dichogamy in plants supports sexual selection.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9939
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