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To J. D. Hooker   20 March [1877]

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CD apologises for his burdensome request of Oliver.

Criticises JDH’s notice on Forsythia, which JDH said was dioecious. Forsythia sent to CD from Kew was heterostylous.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 Mar [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 437–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10906

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  • … written to him & he perhaps will without much trouble know at once where to look & send me …

To Fritz Müller   21 June 1881

Summary

Wants seeds of heterostyled plants to test fertility of illegitimate seedlings.

Offers £100 to FM to replace books lost in flooding.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  21 June 1881
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 52)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13212

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  • … d . be much obliged, if you could without much trouble send me seeds of any Heterostyled …

To S. P. Woodward   9 June [1851]

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Asks for reference to article by Kölliker, ["Some observations on the structure of two new species of Hectocotyle", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 22 (1851): 9–22]. Asks for information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Pickworth Woodward
Date:  9 June [1851]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1435

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  • … me, (if you know, or can find out without much trouble) a reference to Kölliker’s Paper on …

From R. A. Job   23 December 1879

Summary

RAJ is the son of cousins and wishes to marry his cousin. Is anxious for information on consanguineous marriages and on the advisability of his proposed marriage.

Author:  Robert Arthur Job
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Dec 1879
Classmark:  DAR 168: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12369

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  • … a lasting favor if you would shortly & without much trouble to yourself let me have your …

To John Murray   22 October [1870]

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He agrees with his family that binding of Variation looks much better than Origin.

Asks JM to report the number of copies he has printed of Naturalist’s Voyage [Journal of researches].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  22 Oct [1870]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 218–19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7348

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  • … back of Title of my books— Can you without much trouble tell me soon how many copies you …

To B. D. Walsh   9 June 1868

Summary

Thanks BDW for new facts about Anthocaris [see 6156].

Asks BDW to observe stridulation apparatus in male and female lamellicorns.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Benjamin Dann Walsh
Date:  9 June 1868
Classmark:  Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (Walsh 13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6236

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  • … collecting, observe one subject for me without much trouble. I have lately been examining …

From Philip Henry Gosse   5 April 1864

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Asks how he can identify pollen-tubes.

Has succeeded in impregnating orchids of widely different genera with each other’s pollinia. "Is not this something new?"

Offers to exchange Catasetum for other varieties.

Author:  Philip Henry Gosse
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Apr 1864
Classmark:  DAR 165: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4451

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  • … the emission of pollen-tubes; can you (without much trouble) tell me how to see & identify …

To John Tyndall   4 December [1878]

Summary

Has observed, perhaps erroneously, that certain plants were excited to movement by a prolonged high note on the bassoon. Would now like to try a siren and asks JT to bring one from the Royal Institution.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  4 Dec [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 27 (EH 88205965)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11771

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  • … case, (but not otherwise) could you without much trouble bring it here on Saturday, that …

To W. B. Tegetmeier   8 May [1860]

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Thanks WBT for observations on colours of newly-hatched pigeons of different breeds. Asks if breeders have noticed any differences in lengths of time eggs were incubated in different breeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  8 May [1860]
Classmark:  Yale University: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Yale Collection of American Literature: De Forest Family Papers (YCAL MSS 582) Box 2, folder 58, item 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2790

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  • … to give if you could ascertain it without much trouble & permit me to quote it on your …

To the Field   [before 15 June 1861]

Summary

His thanks to "Eques" of Argyllshire for his remarkable information on the inheritance of colour in horses. Acknowledges the difficulty of defining dun. Requests further information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  The Field
Date:  [before 15 June 1861]
Classmark:  The Field, the Farm, the Garden, the Country Gentleman’s Newspaper 17 (1861): 521
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3182A

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  • … observed. If “Eques” could find out, without much trouble, the colour of the dam and sire …

To Daniel Oliver   22 January [1861]

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Thanks for mentioning J. G. Kurr on nectaries [Untersuchungen über die Bedeutung der Nektarien in den Blumen (1833)]. Requests observations on flowers with curved pistils. Finds they curve toward nectary, thus lying in path of insect.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  22 Jan [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 5 (EH 88205989)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2661

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  • … in your power, & if it can be done without much trouble. — But I have no idea whether you …

To Osbert Salvin   1 June 1868

Summary

Encloses some queries.

Would also like information about proportion of male to female humming-birds.

Reference to OS’s paper in Ibis, vol. 2.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Osbert Salvin
Date:  1 June 1868
Classmark:  Sybil Rampen (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6221A

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  • … Now if your catalogue permits you without much trouble to tell me how many male & how many …

To J. D. Hooker   14 [August 1855]

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When JDH goes to Germany, will he ask seed men if their marvellous true breeding lines are the result of selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  14 [Aug 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1741

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  • … you can help me, but if you can without much trouble I know you will. — I have almost …

To John Maurice Herbert    [13 September 1828]

Summary

Asks JMH to collect some insects at Barmouth.

Reports on his shooting luck.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Maurice Herbert
Date:  [13 Sept 1828]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-47

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  • … more specimens if you can procure them without much trouble, of the following insects. The …

To Fritz Müller   22 February [1867]

Summary

Observations on orchid self-sterility.

Wants information on characters that may have originated through sexual selection in lower animals.

Encloses queries on expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  22 Feb [1867]
Classmark:  The British Library (Loan MS 10 no 13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5410

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  • … has occurred to me that you might without much trouble make a few observations for me in …
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