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To Lawson Tait   17 [July 1875]

Summary

Informs RLT of J. D. Hooker’s work on Nepenthes ["Nepenthaceae, Cytinaceae", in Prodromus systematis naturalis regni vegetabilis by A. P. de Candolle (1873), 17: 90–116].

Has asked JDH to try secretions of pitchers that had caught no insects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  17 [July 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 221.5: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10023

From Lawson Tait   15 July [1875]

Summary

Has read Insectivorous plants and is to review it for the Spectator.

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 July [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10066

From Lawson Tait   19 July [1875]

Summary

Sends a note on the ferment of the Nepenthes secretion, which he asks CD to forward to Nature if he thinks it worth while [see "Insectivorous plants", Nature 12 (1875): 251–2].

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 July [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10078

To Lawson Tait   20 July [1875]

Summary

CD returns MS of a paper by RLT. "If you have succeeded in separating the ferment, the fact is manifestly important." Asks whether RLT tested the digestive ability of fluid from pitchers without animal matter. This would be necessary to prove that there was ferment in the fluid. CD is glad to hear about the [passage?] for guiding insects; he had guessed this to be the case.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  20 July [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 221.5: 28
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10080

From Lawson Tait   21 July [1875]

Summary

Insectivorous plants: observations on the digestive fluid of Nepenthes.

Reproduction of plant by "parthenogenesis".

Author:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 July [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10086
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