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From Arthur Rawson   19 January 1877

Summary

Has observed the scarcity of humble-bees and subsequently of holly berries this year. But does not think humble-bees ever visit holly flowers, however plentiful they may be.

Author:  Arthur Rawson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 176: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10805

From Arthur Rawson   1 April [1863]

Summary

Conducted crosses on Gladiolus varieties exactly according to CD’s letter. Flowers of same variety are self-sterile, whether from the same plant or not.

Author:  Arthur Rawson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 176: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4072

To Arthur Rawson   2 April [1863]

Summary

Discusses unusual primula flowers and asks for details of Rawson’s experiments with gladioli. Asks for loan of Cypripedium but admits he will probably mutilate it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Arthur Rawson
Date:  2 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (10 December 2013); Xiling Yinshe Auction Company (dealers) (Autumn 2017 lot 2184)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4072F

From Arthur Rawson   [6 April 1863]

Summary

Provides evidence of self-sterility in Gladiolus.

Has observed three seed-leaves in some Dianthus seedlings.

Cannot cross, or grow from seed, Dielytra spectabilis.

Author:  Arthur Rawson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 Apr 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 176: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4074

To Arthur Rawson   6 June [1863]

Summary

CD thanks the sender of a Cypripedium. He finds its pollination contrivances interesting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Arthur Rawson
Date:  6 June [1863]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5563
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