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To [W. A. Leighton]   [1840–77?]

Summary

Valediction only of a letter stuck into a writing case.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Allport Leighton
Date:  [1840–77?]
Classmark:  Mr D. Evans (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13770H

From William Allport Leighton   19 November 1858

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Sends an account of different colours and shapes of seeds raised from ordinary seeds of scarlet runner. [See Cross and self-fertilisation, p. 151.]

Author:  William Allport Leighton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Nov 1858
Classmark:  DAR 77: 149–51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2366

To W. A. Leighton   21 November [1858]

Summary

Thanks WAL for specimens and observations [on scarlet runner beans]. CD is perplexed whether to account for the changes as due to simple variation or to crossing. The information will be used when he finally comes to a conclusion on the subject [see Cross and self-fertilisation, p. 151].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Allport Leighton
Date:  21 Nov [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 112: B97–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2368

To W. A. Leighton   4 December [1862]

Summary

Apologises for the trouble he has caused over his enquiries about strawberries. Describes the problems he and Emma have had with Verbascum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Allport Leighton
Date:  4 Dec [1862]
Classmark:  Unknown dealer
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3633F

To William Allport Leighton   26 November [1862]

Summary

For his work on dimorphism, CD asks WAL if he can send roots of two forms of Epilobium angustifolium. He doubts that they are reciprocally connected like the two forms of Primula, but will try the experiment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Allport Leighton
Date:  26 Nov [1862]
Classmark:  Milton D. Forsyth, Jr (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3832

From William Allport Leighton   [before 21 June 1863]

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Summary

His observations of varieties of Verbascum.

Reference to Abbé Correa in the Life of Sir J. E. Smith.

Author:  William Allport Leighton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 21 June 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 108: 180
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4217F

From William Allport Leighton    29 May 1865

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Describes the floral structure of the lupin and gives his observations on its pollination by bees.

Author:  William Allport Leighton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 76: B95–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4840

To W. A. Leighton   1 December 1840

Summary

Acknowledges election as Honorary Member of Shropshire and North Wales Natural History and Antiquarian Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Allport Leighton
Date:  1 Dec 1840
Classmark:  Shropshire Archives (SA 6001/133/57)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-584

To W. A. Leighton   [1–23 July 1841]

Summary

Tells WAL where specimen of Cynoglossum sylvaticum may be seen growing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Allport Leighton
Date:  [1–23 July 1841]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-631

To W. A. Leighton   25 November [1844?–6]

Summary

Thanks for procuring cuttings of weeping yew.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Allport Leighton
Date:  25 Nov [1844-6]
Classmark:  Fraser’s Autographs (dealer) (May 2013)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-653F
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