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To William Ogle   22 September 1875

Summary

Asks whether the twins WO reported to CD [see 5470] were named Macrae. F. Galton has told him of a similar case with twins so named who inherited crooked little fingers from the maternal side [see Variation, 2d ed., 2: 240]. [The twins referred to by WO were actually his sisters, see 10170.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  22 Sept 1875
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 14 (EH 88205912)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10165

From William Ogle   [23–4 September 1875]

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Asks whether CD has observed that bees limit their visits to a single kind of flower on each journey from the hive, as Aristotle has said they do. What advantage would such a limitation be to the insects?

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23–4 Sept 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 46.2: C63–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10167

To William Ogle   25 September 1875

Summary

From Galton’s "twin study" he suspects that some progenitor of WO’s had the peculiarities in question.

Has collected cases of signs of assent for a revised edition of Expression.

Suggests bees visit same species because they know how far to insert proboscis and thus save time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  25 Sept 1875
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 15 (EH 88205913)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10171

To William Ogle   22 July [1876]

Summary

Would like to cite WO’s case of bees perforating white but not blue monkshood (Aconitum napellus) in his next book [Cross and self-fertilisation, pp. 427–8]. Believes it is probably sterile if insects are excluded.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  22 July [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 16 (EH 88205914)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10563

From William Ogle   23 July 1876

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Recounts his observations on the different ways bees perforate flowers of white and blue varieties of monkshood. [See Cross and self-fertilisation, p 428.]

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 July 1876
Classmark:  DAR 77: 164–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10565

From William Ogle   21 August 1877

Summary

Thanks for Forms of flowers.

Suggests plant hairs protect them from insects either mechanically or by stinging.

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Aug 1877
Classmark:  DAR 173: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11109

To William Ogle   17 August 1878

Summary

Is glad WO is undertaking the editing of Anton Kerner’s book [Schutzmittel der Blüthen gegen unberufene Gäste (1876)], which appears to open out "highly original & curious fields of research". [Used as prefatory letter to Kerner, Flowers and their unbidden guests, The translation revised and edited by W. Ogle (1878).]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  17 Aug 1878
Classmark:  Ogle trans. 1878, pp. v–vi
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11666

To William Ogle   [after 27 November 1878]

Summary

Thanks for his translation of [Anton] Kerner [Flowers and their unbidden guests: the translation revised and edited by W. Ogle (1878)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  [after 27 Nov 1878]
Classmark:  Christie’s, New York (dealers) (October 1996)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11768F

To William Ogle   16 December [1878]

Summary

Thanks WO for advice and assistance for his son, Horace.

Has read Kerner’s book [see 11666]; finds the translation "as clear as daylight" but fears it is too good for the English public who like "very washy food".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  16 Dec [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 203
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11797

To William Ogle   17 January 1881

Summary

Thanks WO for copying and translating [unspecified] passages. CD knew nothing about them, but doubts they are of real use. Passage about summer solstice may indicate something new.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  17 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 17 (EH 88205915)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13015

From William Ogle   17 January 1882

Summary

Sends a translation of Aristotle’s De partibus animalium and imagines that if the old teleologist were alive CD would convince him of his errors.

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1882
Classmark:  DAR 173: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13621

To William Ogle   17 January 1882

Summary

Thanks WO for gift of his translation [Aristotle’s De partibus animalium]. Suspects the introduction would interest him more than the text "notwithstanding that he [Aristotle] was such a wonderful old fellow".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  17 Jan 1882
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 18 (EH 88205916)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13622

To William Ogle   22 February 1882

Summary

Has rarely read anything more interesting than WO’s introduction to his Aristotle translation. Had no notion what a wonderful man Aristotle was. Linnaeus and Cuvier were mere schoolboys compared to him. His ignorance on some points, as on muscles and the means of movement, is curious.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  22 Feb 1882
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 19 (EH 88205917)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13697

From William Ogle   12 April 1882

Summary

A friend once "caught" an oyster while fishing, which confirms CD’s note ["On the dispersal of freshwater bivalves", Collected papers 2: 276–8].

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Apr 1882
Classmark:  DAR 173: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13767

To William Ogle   29 March [1867]

Summary

Thanks WO for information on inheritance of deficient phalanges [Variation 2:73] and for interesting case of the occurrence of anomalous fingers and teeth in twins[Variation 2: 253].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  29 Mar [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 1 (EH 88205899)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5470

To William Ogle   6 March [1868]

Summary

Wishes he had known of the views of Hippocrates, which are almost identical to his Pangenesis hypothesis. CD advances it as provisional, but secretly expects some such view will have to be admitted.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  6 Mar [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 2 (EH: 88205900)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5987

From William Ogle   2 September 1868

Summary

Returns a pamphlet on Salvia [F. Hildebrand, "Über die Befruchtung der Salviaarten" (1865) Jahrb. Wiss. Bot. 4 (1866): 451–78].

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 173: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6346

To William Ogle   7 July [1869]

Summary

Comments on WO’s paper on Salvia [Pop. Sci. Rev. 8 (1869): 261–73], which he admires.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Ogle
Date:  7 July [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 261.5: 3 (EH 88205901)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6818

From William Ogle   [after 7 July 1869]

Summary

WO very gratified by CD’s complimentary remarks on his Salvia article.

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 7 July 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6821

From William Ogle   [before 9 November 1870]

Summary

Sends CD a paper dealing in part with animal pigmentation [Med.-Chir. Trans. 2d ser. 411 [check vol no!?] (1870): 263–90]. Discusses relationship between white colouring and susceptibility to poisonous plants.

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 9 Nov 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7361
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