skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

Search: contains ""

Darwin Correspondence Project
Search:
1863::03::03 in date [X]
1863::03::03 in date [X]
letter in document-type [X]
letter in document-type [X]
2 Items
Sorted by:  
Page: 1

From Smith, Elder and Company   3 March 1863

Summary

Sum due to CD is £11 13s 1d. Offer £5 for remaining stock of South America and Volcanic islands.

Author:  Smith, Elder & Co
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar 1863
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (MS 23181:1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4020

From John Scott   3 March 1863

thumbnail

Summary

JS criticises natural selection as based on an innate "continuously watchful selective principle".

Seeks seed of wild Rocky Mountain maize.

What is CD’s view on origin of maize?

Seeks information on self-sterility of Passiflora and Lobelia.

Weeping habit of trees.

Intended to say bisexual plants presented more established varieties than unisexual, not that they are more variable.

Explains his opinion that homomorphically fertilised Primula will produce only their own form. Is trying homomorphic crosses with different coloured Primula varieties.

Asks to read Asa Gray’s 2d review of Orchids.

Has finally successfully fertilised Gongora, but it was done by unnatural means.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Mar 1863
Classmark:  DAR 108: 179
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4021
Document type
letter[X]
Addressee
Correspondent
Date