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To W. C. Williamson   30 June [1875]

Summary

Thanks WCW for sending his lecture ‘The dawn of animal life’, which seems "a wonderfully clear & interesting sketch of the lower organisms".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Crawford Williamson
Date:  30 June [1875]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (14 March 1973)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10037

To W. C. Williamson   22 October [1877]

Summary

Specimen ruined in transit.

Drosera spathulata modified form of D. rotundifolia.

Sends reference regarding Bolbophyllum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Crawford Williamson
Date:  22 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  James G. Zimmer (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11196

From W. C. Williamson   23 October 1877

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Summary

Sends plant specimens for CD’s examination for genetic affinity with Drosera rotundifolia

Author:  William Crawford Williamson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 86: B14–15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11201

To W. C. Williamson   24 October [1877]

Summary

Thanks WCW for sending specimens. Drosera spathulata must be descended from some form like D. rotundifolia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Crawford Williamson
Date:  24 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (14 March 1973)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11206

From W. C. Williamson   19 January 1878

Summary

Insectivorous plants.

Author:  William Crawford Williamson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 181: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11326

To William Crawford Williamson   31 January [1848]

Summary

Thanks WCW for his article ["Microscopical objects found in mud of Levant", Mem. Lit. & Philos. Soc. Manchester 2d ser. 8 (1848):1–128]. Comments on it; offers to send Ascension Island specimens. Urges WCW to re-examine coal-beds for Infusoria to determine whether intervening beds were deposited by sea-, brackish, or fresh water.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Crawford Williamson
Date:  31 Jan [1848]
Classmark:  Kobunso (Mr Sorimachi, bookseller, Tokyo)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1149

To W. C. Williamson   12 February [1848]

Summary

CD cannot find the lagoon-island mud that WCW asked about, but he sends other geological specimens he hopes will be interesting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Crawford Williamson
Date:  12 Feb [1848]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1156

From W. C. Williamson   20 September 1878

Summary

Drosera species vary in form depending upon conditions. Send specimens

Author:  William Crawford Williamson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1878
Classmark:  DAR 181: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11697

To W. C. Williamson   21 September [1878]

Summary

Thanks him for plant specimens.

Asks about sowing Drosera seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Crawford Williamson
Date:  21 Sept [1878]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11700

From W. C. Williamson   13 January 1880

Summary

Sends a seedling Drosera capensis.

Author:  William Crawford Williamson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Jan 1880
Classmark:  DAR 181: 107
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12423

From W. C. Williamson   10 August 1880

Summary

On growth and development of Drosera.

Author:  William Crawford Williamson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Aug 1880
Classmark:  DAR 181: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12684

To W. C. Williamson   18 August [1880]

Summary

WCW’s specimens are interesting, but CD thinks the slowness of the change might have been expected.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Crawford Williamson
Date:  18 Aug [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 221.4: 246 (photocopy)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12693

From W. C. Williamson   17 November 1880

Summary

Thanks CD for receiving the Yorkshire Naturalists’ Union’s deputation.

Author:  William Crawford Williamson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 181: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12824

To W. C. Williamson   18 November 1880

Summary

Receiving deputation gave CD pleasure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Crawford Williamson
Date:  18 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 221.4: 247
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12826

To William Crawford Williamson   23 June [1846]

Summary

Does not remember where specimens came from. CD picked fossils most likely to contain Infusoria. Discusses composition of Tertiary strata of South America from which they came. Questions WCW’s statement that they contained siliceous matter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Crawford Williamson
Date:  23 June [1846]
Classmark:  Missouri Botanical Garden Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-985

From W. C. Williamson to Emma Darwin   2 September 1880

Summary

Asks whether CD would object to a deputation from the Yorkshire Naturalists’ Union.

Author:  William Crawford Williamson
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  2 Sept 1880
Classmark:  DAR 181: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12705
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