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From John Hutton Balfour   22 April 1863

Summary

Thanks for paper on Linum [Collected papers 2: 93–105].

One of his gardeners [John Scott] is also studying such fertilisation and appreciates CD’s encouragement; Scott has paper to read for Edinburgh Botanical Society.

Author:  John Hutton Balfour
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 160: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4119

To George Bentham   22 April [1863]

Summary

Disagrees with GB when he says he is not up to treating the whole subject [the present state of the species question]. He is especially equipped to handle the "great subject of affinities in relation to descent and independent creation".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  22 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham correspondence 3: 701)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4120

From W. E. Darwin   22 April [1863]

Summary

Sent off Corydalis. Observations on Corydalis pistils.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4120F

To Hugh Falconer   22 April [1863]

Summary

Good of HF to tell him about Brazilian beast. So intermediate a form is "very glorious". Must assume it is very old.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hugh Falconer
Date:  22 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4121