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From G. C. Oxenden   [before 30 May 1862]

Summary

Has looked for [Ophrys] arachnites for CD, but it is too early in the season.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 30 May 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 173.1: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3526

From George Chichester Oxenden   15 May 1862

Summary

Thanks for the book [Orchids].

Found thousands of Ophrys aranifera plants.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 May 1862
Classmark:  DAR 173.2: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3553

From G. C. Oxenden   26 May 1862

Summary

Reminisces about Andrew Knight, whom he knew as a young man.

Praises Orchids for its "analogies of Creation".

Will send lizard orchid.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 May 1862
Classmark:  DAR 173.2: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3572

From G. C. Oxenden   30 May [1862]

Summary

Awaits instructions for sending lizard orchid.

Asks for a coloured plate of Malaxis paludosa so that he can find specimens for CD.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 May [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 173.2: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3577

From G. C. Oxenden   31 May [1862]

Summary

Sends plants.

The disappearance of rare plants from localities where they have been abundant can be explained.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 May [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 173.2: 51
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3581

From G. C. Oxenden   [before 21 June 1862]

Summary

Sad that CD is quitting his studies of orchids.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 21 June 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 173.2: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3584

From G. C. Oxenden   4 June [1862]

Summary

Sends orchids.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 June [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 173.2: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3589

From G. C. Oxenden   21 June 1862

Summary

Yesterday found hundreds of [Ophrys] apifera and [Ophrys] arachnites in bloom in the same area. The two species grow in clumps and do not mix with each other.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 June 1862
Classmark:  DAR 173.2: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3618

From G. C. Oxenden   8 July 1862

Summary

Has not found insects visiting Epipactis palustris either at night or in the day.

Reality of hybrid plants and birds in nature is controversial.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 July 1862
Classmark:  DAR 173: 56
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3647

From G. C. Oxenden   8 July [1862]

Summary

Has misplaced CD’s forwarding address.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 July [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3648

From G. C. Oxenden   4 August [1862?]

Summary

Finds many beautiful Epipactis specimens.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug [1862?]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3680

From G. C. Oxenden   11 September 1862

Summary

He collected Splachnum luteum north of Spitzbergen 40 years ago. Now an acquaintance has brought the plant back from the identical spot.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 173: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3716

From G. C. Oxenden   17 September [1862]

Summary

Strongly recommends Condy’s "Ozonised Disinfectant" as a cure for scarlet fever.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3728

From G. C. Oxenden   27 September [1862]

Summary

Thinks "ozonised fluid" is a pure solution of permanganate of soda. Sends dosage.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 173.2: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3740

From George Chichester Oxenden   13 May 1863

Summary

Going abroad; will miss the English orchid season.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 May 1863
Classmark:  DAR 173: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4163

From George Chichester Oxenden   5 June [1862 or 1864?]

Summary

Sends musk orchid.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 June 1862 or 5 June 1864
Classmark:  DAR 173: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4520

From George Chichester Oxenden   5 July [1862]

Summary

His gardener kept an all-night watch on Epipactis palustris but saw no insects visit.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 July [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4553

From G. C. Oxenden   13 July [1862]

Summary

Offers more Epipactis.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 July [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 65
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4565

From G. C. Oxenden   1 August 1864

Summary

Spent two days watching Epipactis palustris in a bog. Never saw a moth.

Thinks "Suddenism" and not "Graduality" is the great Law of Nature.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Aug 1864
Classmark:  DAR 173: 62, 66
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4581

From G. C. Oxenden   4 August [1864?]

Summary

A minute black beetle visits the flowers of Epipactis grandiflora.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug [1864?]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 67
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4583
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