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To John Lindley   18 October [1861]

Summary

Thanks JL for identifying Catasetum saccatum.

Writes of his interest ("more than almost anything in my life") in orchids, but fears he is rash to publish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  18 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 193)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3289

To John Lindley   25 October [1861]

Summary

Sends thanks for an informative letter;

would be grateful for any orchids; names some he would particularly like.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  25 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 194)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3299

To John Lindley   1 November [1861]

Summary

CD is sending an orchid flower; asks JL to identify it.

Also asks if JL can spare a dried flower of another orchid (name forgotten) [which CD describes] so that he can try to trace its ducts or spiral vessels.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  1 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 195)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3306

To John Lindley   16 November [1861]

Summary

CD sends thanks for many valuable dried specimens [of orchids]. Has been promised Catasetum and some Dendrobium by Mr Rucker; has written also to Lady Dorothy [Nevill].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  16 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 196)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3321

To John Lindley   17 November [1861]

Summary

Lady Dorothy [Nevill] has written very obligingly and sent a lot of orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  17 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 197)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3323

To John Lindley   15 December [1861]

Summary

Thanks JL for a flower of Bolbophyllum, a genus that puzzles him.

Recent work has convinced him a number of orchids are male. Points out that JL [in The vegetable kingdom (1846), pp. 177–8] "accidentally misquoted" R. H. Schomburgk on this point.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  15 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 198)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3344

To John Lindley   24 December [1861]

Summary

Delayed thanking JL for two notes until he heard from Hooker about Acropera luteola; had no idea A. luteola was not a well-known name.

Cites his reasons for identifying A. loddigesii as male; hopes for a Gongora flower from Hooker which, JL suggested, may be the female.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  24 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 199)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3350

To John Lindley   28 December [1861]

Summary

Thanks JL for information about Acropera luteola.

Also thanks for the Gongora; cannot avoid the impression it is male.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  28 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 200)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3353
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