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From A. G. More   28 September 1881

Summary

Writes, as a former correspondent, asking CD for a testimonial.

Author:  Alexander Goodman More
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 202: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13361

To A. G. More   [after 28 September 1881]

Summary

Knows nothing of AGM’s work and is not personally acquainted with him so he cannot provide a testimonial.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  [after 28 Sept 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 113v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13362

To Alexander Goodman More   24 June 1860

Summary

Asks for information about pollen of bee orchid. Asks for specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  24 June 1860
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2841

To A. G. More    [30 June 1860]

Summary

Asks about removal of pollen-masses in bee orchid.

Will return home on 5th and go to Charles Langton’s on the 9th.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  [30 June 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 146: 387
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2849

To A. G. More   3 July 1860

Summary

Thanks for orchid specimens.

On 10th and 11th will be at Tunbridge Wells.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  3 July 1860
Classmark:  DAR 146: 388
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2857

To A. G. More   3 August 1860

Summary

Thanks for Epipactis.

Has AGM looked at pollen masses of bee orchid? Discusses method of insect fertilisation. Asks for specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  3 Aug 1860
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2889

To A. G. More   5 August 1860

Summary

Thanks for observations on bee orchid.

Comments on Hooker’s ["On the functions and structure of the rostellum of Listera ovata", Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 144 (1854): 259–64].

Discusses rostellum and describes fertilisation of Epipactis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  5 Aug 1860
Classmark:  DAR 146: 390
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2890

To A. G. More   9 August 1860

Summary

Asks AGM to make an experiment on Epipactis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  9 Aug 1860
Classmark:  DAR 146: 391
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2894

To A. G. More   5 September 1860

Summary

Discusses Spiranthes. Did AGM see dipterous insects insert proboscis?

Asks for information about Epipactis.

Describes fertilisation of Orchis pyramidalis.

Has received moth with pollen from O. pyramidalis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  5 Sept 1860
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2906

To Alexander Goodman More   8 March 1861

Summary

Obliged for offer to observe orchids.

Not surprised that AGM demurs to acceptance of his views. Discusses effects of natural selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  8 Mar 1861
Classmark:  DAR 146: 393
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3084

To A. G. More   2 June 1861

Summary

Asks for specimens of Aceras.

Mentions orchid species he has seen. Asks AGM to make observations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  2 June 1861
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3174

To A. G. More   4 June 1861

Summary

Sends queries concerning insect fertilisation of Epipactis palustris.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  4 June 1861
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3175

To A. G. More   17 June 1861

Summary

Would be grateful for observations on orchids.

Believes Spiranthes visited by moths. Asks AGM to repeat experiment on Spiranthes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  17 June 1861
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3187

To A. G. More   7 July 1861

Summary

Asks for more flowers of Epipactis palustris. Asks AGM to experiment on Epipactis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  7 July 1861
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3203

To A. G. More   17 July 1861

Summary

Asks for specimen of Orchis latifolia and O. maculata. " … as some Botanists doubt whether they are distinct species it would be rather curious to show them insects distinguish them".

Found a lot of bee orchids. "All facts point clearly to self-fertilisation in this species; yet I cannot swallow the bitter pill."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  17 July 1861
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3211

To A. G. More   19 July 1861

Summary

Thanks for Epipactis palustris. Doubts moths are the visitants. Thanks for experiment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  19 July 1861
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3213

To A. G. More   13 August 1861

Summary

Has found hundreds of Spiranthes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  13 Aug 1861
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3232

To A. G. More   23 September 1861

Summary

Would like capsule of Epipactis palustris. Asks for information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  23 Sept 1861
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3262

To A. G. More   1 October 1861

Summary

Discusses seed capsules [of Epipactis palustris?].

Sorry AGM is in bad health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  1 Oct 1861
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3273

To Alexander Goodman More   18 May 1862

Summary

Asks AGM to experiment on Epipactis palustris.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  18 May 1862
Classmark:  DAR 146: 404
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3560
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