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From Francis Darwin to [George King]   [after 21 November 1881]

Summary

CD asks him to say that the beautiful specimens of Dischidia arrived safely.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  George King
Date:  [after 21 Nov 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 113b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13501F

To George King   19 September 1876

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Summary

Would like to see the pigeons, though he is not likely to work on the subject again. When he hears from Dr Scully, he will present them to the British Museum.

Has not had time to use the information about earthworms yet, but hopes to use it in about a year’s time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George King
Date:  19 Sept 1876
Classmark:  DAR 185: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10610F

To George King   7 May 1877

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Summary

Thanks GK for the seeds of the Melastomaceae

and skins of the pigeons,

and forwards a note to Dr Scully.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George King
Date:  7 May 1877
Classmark:  DAR 185: 113i
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10952F

From George King   28 September 1880

Summary

Sends two preserved pigs (showing some hereditary phenomenon) that the late John Scott intended for CD.

King has all of Scott’s papers.

Author:  George King
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Sept 1880
Classmark:  DAR 169: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12729

To George King   29 September 1880

Summary

Grieved to hear of John Scott’s death.

Could GK visit Down?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George King
Date:  29 Sept 1880
Classmark:  DAR 249: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12730

From George King   1 October 1880

Summary

Very pleased to receive CD’s dinner invitation.

Author:  George King
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Oct 1880
Classmark:  DAR 169: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12734

To George King   2 October 1880

Summary

Glad GK will come. But cannot talk long to anyone.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George King
Date:  2 Oct 1880
Classmark:  DAR 146: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12735

From George King   13 September 1881

Summary

Sends preserved pitchers and figure of Dischidia rafflesiana, a rare plant from East Bengal, which GK and the late John Scott had tried in vain to cultivate.

Author:  George King
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 169: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13336

To George King   24 October 1881

Summary

Thanks for specimen of Dischidia. Will ask Hooker who might dissect it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George King
Date:  24 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 146: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13426

From George King   21 November 1881

Summary

Thanks for Earthworms.

Glad CD liked the Dischidia drawing. GK wishes he could see it in the wild to study its habits and those of the insects that visit it.

Author:  George King
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1881
Classmark:  DAR 169: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13498

To George King   27 January [1871]

Summary

Obliged for specimens [of Paritium?].

Discusses difference between sport and parent tree.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George King
Date:  27 Jan [1871]
Classmark:  Joseph R. Sakmyster, ADS Autographs (dealer) (no date)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7461

To George King   28 October 1872

Summary

Asks to see notes on Indian worm-castings.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George King
Date:  28 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 146: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8582

To George King   November 1872

Summary

Obliged for letter on worm-castings. Asks GK to observe them in southern Europe.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George King
Date:  Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 146: 13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8589

To George King   18 February 1873

Summary

Thanks for information on worm-castings. Comments on disintegration of castings.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George King
Date:  18 Feb 1873
Classmark:  DAR 146: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8772

To George King   6 July 1873

Summary

Thanks for specimens and information about worm-castings.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George King
Date:  6 July 1873
Classmark:  DAR 146: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8966

To George King   20 November 1874

Summary

Asks for specimen of Aldrovanda for book on insect-eating plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George King
Date:  20 Nov 1874
Classmark:  Lieutenant-Colonel James Innes (private collection); sold by Bonhams (dealers), 13 March 2002
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9726

From George King   18 December 1874

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Sends three specimens of Aldrovanda verticulata.

Author:  George King
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9763
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