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To R. I. Lynch   23 October [1877]

Summary

Asks for some seeds of coniferous plants. Wants to examine their first leaves.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Richard Irwin Lynch
Date:  23 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11199

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  • … Botanic Gardens, Kew ( letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 11 October [1877] ). He recorded …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   11 August 1877

Summary

Thanks for plants.

Thanks R. I. Lynch for information about "bloom" on leaves.

WTT-D should not write to Mr Smith about plants near seashore.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  11 Aug 1877
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 85–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11102

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  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   11 August 1877 …
  • W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer, 10 August 1877 . John Smith , curator of the herbarium at Kew, was staying at the seaside town of Bude in Cornwall. The Veitches were a family of nurserymen with several establishments. CD had probably ordered the plants of Dionaea muscipula (Venus fly trap) from the Chelsea branch of the firm (see letter to Veitch & Sons, [before 11

To Veitch & Sons   [before 11 August 1877]

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Summary

Asks specific questions on looking after plants of Dionaea. [The correspondent’s replies to the questions are written beneath them.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Veitch & Sons
Date:  [before 11 Aug 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10749

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  • … this letter and the letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 11 August 1877 . CD received thirty …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   11 October [1877]

Summary

Movements in cotyledons; outlines tracing technique. [A tracing of movements of red cabbage cotyledon enclosed.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  11 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 103–5) (Image reproduced with the kind permission of the Board of Trustees)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11178

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To J. D. Hooker   [26 October 1877]

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Requests seeds for experiments he and Frank are doing on automatic movements of cotyledons.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [26 Oct 1877]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 455–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11210

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  • … this letter and the letter to W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer, 11 October [1877] , and by CD’s …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   [before 24 August 1877]

Summary

Would like specimen of Cassia mimosoides.

Offers books to R. I. Lynch in return for services rendered.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  [before 24 Aug 1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 83–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11085

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From Alphonse de Candolle   31 July 1877

Summary

Thanks for Forms of flowers.

In his Monographiae phanerogamarum [vol. 1 (1878)] he discusses transitional forms of dioecism in three genera of Smilax.

Criticises CD’s use of the words "purpose" and "end", but acknowledges that in English they can mean both cause and effect.

Author:  Alphonse de Candolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 161: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11084

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  • 11, CD commented that differentiation of the sexes in the Restiaceae (a large family of rush-like flowering plants of the southern hemisphere; see letter from W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, [ …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   31 August [1877]

Summary

Discusses plants to be sent to Kew.

Thanks for letter about Trifolium

and for R. I. Lynch’s observations on sleep of Erythrina.

Mentions letter from F. J. Cohn, dealing with discovery by Francis Darwin, that CD has had printed in Nature ["The contractile filaments of the teasel", Nature 16 (1877): 339; Collected papers 2: 205–7].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  31 Aug [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 89–91)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11122

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  • W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, [20–4 August 1877] and n. 4). See letter from R. I. Lynch, [28 August 1877] ; Erythrina crista-galli is the cockspur coral tree. CD’s notes on sleep in Phaseolus , dated 11