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To William Kemp   1[8] May [1840]

Summary

CD has read WK’s abstract in the Scotsman, 15 February 1840, p. 3, and asks for further details.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  1[8] May [1840]
Classmark:  Ruth Cramond and David Cramond (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-565F

To William Kemp   7 April [1843]

Summary

CD will sent seeds to specialists for identification.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  7 Apr [1843]
Classmark:  Ruth Cramond and David Cramond (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-667F

To William Kemp   24 [April 1843]

Summary

Has not yet heard from R. Brown, but John Lindley thinks species will probably turn out to be common ones.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  24 [Apr 1843]
Classmark:  Ruth Cramond and David Cramond (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-672F

To William Kemp   [8 September 1843]

Summary

Seeds sent by Kemp have germinated and been identified by Lindley as Rumex acetosella and an Atriplex which has been sent on to J. S. Henslow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  [8 Sept 1843]
Classmark:  Ruth Cramond and David Cramond (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-691F

From William Kemp   2 October 1843

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Describes germination of seeds found in sand-pit and the geological setting of the sand-pit.

Postulates existence of ancient lake along the course of the River Tweed. Notes evidence of glaciation.

Author:  William Kemp
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct 1843
Classmark:  DAR 50: A8–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-699

To William Kemp   9 October [1843]

Summary

WK’s paper has reached him safely.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  9 Oct [1843]
Classmark:  Ruth Cramond and David Cramond (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-701F

To William Kemp   [14 October 1843]

Summary

J. S. Henslow expresses his doubts about WK’s seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  [14 Oct 1843]
Classmark:  Ruth Cramond and David Cramond (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-705F

From William Kemp   17 October 1843

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Describes germination of seeds he discovered. Cites similar story of seeds found in coal-mine.

Gives further description of gravel bank [of River Tweed] and other geological details.

Author:  William Kemp
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Oct 1843
Classmark:  DAR 50: A12–15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-706

To William Kemp   1 November [1843]

Summary

J. S. Henslow’s and C. C. Babington’s opinions on WK’s seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  1 Nov [1843]
Classmark:  Ruth Cramond and David Cramond (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-710F

From William Kemp   4 November 1843

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Thanks CD for kind letter concerning seeds. Believes soil in which they were planted was contaminated.

Author:  William Kemp
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Nov 1843
Classmark:  DAR 50: A16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-711

To William Kemp   [9 November 1843]

Summary

CD has been reflecting on John Lindley’s and C. C. Babington’s comments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  [9 Nov 1843]
Classmark:  Ruth Cramond and David Cramond (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-711F

From William Kemp   10 November 1843

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Describes growth of plants raised from seeds he found in sand-pit.

Author:  William Kemp
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov 1843
Classmark:  DAR 50: A17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-713

To William Kemp   22 November [1843]

Summary

CD is pleased with how good a case WK’s facts have made.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  22 Nov [1843]
Classmark:  Ruth Cramond and David Cramond (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-715F

From William Kemp   24 November 1843

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Approves of the paper CD has drawn up concerning WK’s seed discovery.

Mentions article in Gardeners’ Chronicle.

Author:  William Kemp
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Nov 1843
Classmark:  DAR 50: A18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-716

To William Kemp   1 December [1843]

Summary

Robert Brown has cast much doubt on the integrity of the seed-planting experiment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  1 Dec [1843]
Classmark:  Ruth Cramond and David Cramond (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-716F

From William Kemp   4 December 1843

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Describes circumstances surrounding discovery of seed in sand-pit. Encloses certificates testifying to the good character of the men involved.

Author:  William Kemp
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Dec 1843
Classmark:  DAR 50: A19–20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-720

To William Kemp   7 December [1843]

Summary

Has sent WK’s paper to the Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Kemp 1844).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  7 Dec [1843]
Classmark:  Ruth Cramond and David Cramond (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-720F

To William Kemp   23 February [1844]

Summary

Regrets the delay in sending copies of his paper.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Kemp
Date:  23 Feb [1844]
Classmark:  Ruth Cramond and David Cramond (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-736F
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