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To George Bentham   7 July [1864]

Summary

Asks for names of plants mentioned in an article in Natural History Review ["South European Floras", n.s. 4 (1864): 369–84] so he can get seeds.

Also would like specimens of the two forms of Aegiphila.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  7 July [1864]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham letters: 716)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4554

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  • … E.  Darwin, 14 May [1864] and nn.  8, 11, and 14). CD had referred to the genus Aegiphila …

To John Hutton Balfour   15 September [1864]

Summary

Inquires which nurserymen near Edinburgh cultivate coloured primroses and cowslips. Wants to repeat John Scott’s remarkable experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Hutton Balfour
Date:  15 Sept [1864]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (Balfour papers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4613

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  • … Asa Gray, 13 September [1864] and nn.  11, 13, and 14, and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 13  …

From Hermann Kindt   11 October 1864

Summary

Requests photograph.

Author:  Hermann Adolph Christian August (Hermann) Kindt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Oct 1864
Classmark:  DAR 169: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4632

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  • … DAR 169: 14 Hermann Adolph Christian August (Hermann) Kindt Yarm 11 Oct 1864 Charles …

From Frederick Ransome   7 March 1864

Summary

Acknowledges cancelled bond and thanks CD for declining to accept interest. Suggests 4 Mar 1865 as date for payment of the bill CD holds.

Author:  Frederick Ransome
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Mar 1864
Classmark:  DAR 99: 24–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4421

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  • … company (see Correspondence vol.  11, CD memorandum, 14 February 1863, letter to D.  T.   …

To W. E. Darwin   14 May [1864]

Summary

Discusses WED’s observations on polymorphic flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  14 May [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 97: A1–2, A4–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4495

Matches: 2 hits

  • … in the long-styled form (see nn.  8, 11, 13, and 14, below, and Forms of flowers , pp.   …
  • 11) in which he mentioned collecting 52 plants (see also DAR 110: A41 and A53). In Forms of flowers , p.  107, CD noted that William had collected 202 plants on the Isle of Wight. CD recorded this observation in a note dated 14  …

To J. D. Hooker   13 September [1864]

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Pleased that Bentham is cautious about Naudin’s view of reversion. CD can show experimentally that crossing of races and species tends to bring back ancient characters.

Suggests Gärtner’s Bastarderzeugung [1849] be translated

and that Oliver review Scott’s Primula paper [J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 8 (1865): 78–126] for a future issue of Natural History Review.

Is working on Variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 Sept [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 249a–b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4612

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  • … Asa Gray, 13 September [1864] and nn.  11, 13, and 14. See enclosure to the letter to Asa …

From John Beck   6 October 1864

Summary

Has heard about but not read Origin; is concerned that it may contribute to unbelief. Gives many pages of scriptural quotations and exegesis on the creation of earth, species, etc.

Author:  John Beck
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Oct 1864
Classmark:  DAR 160: 103–103/4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4628

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  • … are two pages numbered 7, and pages 11 to 14 inclusive are missing. Robert Waring Darwin ( …

To B. D. Walsh   4 December [1864]

Summary

Discusses Agassiz’s misrepresentations of his views and J. D. Dana’s "wild notions".

The reception is friendlier from younger scientists in France, and many of the best men in Germany.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Benjamin Dann Walsh
Date:  4 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (Walsh)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4695

Matches: 2 hits

  • … See Correspondence vol.  11, letter to Charles Lyell, 14 August [1863] and n.  5. CD …
  • … Down (see Marginalia 1: 8–14). See also Correspondence vol.  11, letter from Asa Gray, 23  …

From Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox   16 May [1864]

Summary

Urges WDF to send trap he has invented to the exhibition and competition of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Advertisement of Brailsford’s Patent Vermin Trap enclosed.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  16 May [1864]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 144)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4497

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  • … The Times , 27 May 1864, p.  11, and 28 May 1864, p.  14). For a discussion of the outcome …

To B. D. Walsh   21 October [1864]

Summary

Thanks for letter and memoirs.

Suggests a "rather hopeless experiment" of introducing poisons into tissues of plants on the chance that monstrous growths may be produced.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Benjamin Dann Walsh
Date:  21 Oct [1864]
Classmark:  Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (Walsh)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4640

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  • … work on Variation on 14 September 1864 (see Correspondence vol.  11, Appendix II, and this …

To Alfred Russel Wallace   1 January 1864

Summary

Asa Gray’s high opinion of ARW as a reviewer [reference to S. Haughton’s paper on bees’ cells, Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 3d ser. 11 (1863): 415–29, reviewed by ARW in "Remarks on the Rev. S. Haughton’s paper", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 3d ser. 12 (1863): 303–9].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  1 Jan 1864
Classmark:  British Library (Add. MS 46434: 31)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4376

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Correspondence vol.  11, letter from Asa Gray, 26 May 1863  and nn.  12 and 14. Agassiz  …

From J. D. Hooker   19 May 1864

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JDH suggests Scott go to India; he will write letters of introduction.

Conversation with Herbert Spencer.

George Bentham would like to know how CD’s view of hybridism diverges from Charles Naudin’s.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 May 1864
Classmark:  DAR 101: 220–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4501

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  11, letter from George Bentham, [ c. 14 April 1863], and this …

From James Buckman   10 October 1864

Summary

Sends a poem about sowing kidney beans.

Author:  James Buckman
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1864
Classmark:  DAR 271.6: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4631F

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  • … Correspondence vol.  11, letter from H.  E. Darwin to Thomas Warner, 14 October [1863] and …

To J. D. Hooker   13 June [1864]

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W. H. Harvey’s dandelion case worth publishing.

Suspects the uniform Primula elatior JDH referred to is a distinct species.

Scott’s paper on Passiflora shows variability of reproductive systems.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 June [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 239
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4531

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  • … June [1864] and n.  14, and enclosure to letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [11 June 1864] . See …

To J. D. Hooker   26[–7] March [1864]

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John Scott has left Edinburgh Botanic Garden.

Asks JDH to ask Tyndall whether Frankland exaggerates the effect of snowfall on advance of European glaciers.

Huxley and Falconer squabble too much in public.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  26[–7] Mar [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 225
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4436

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  • … 16 February 1864  and n.  11, and 9 [March] 1864  and n.  14). Jukes’s two most recent …
  • 14 n. , CD thanked Veitch ‘for having generously given me a large collection of fine specimens of climbing plants’. CD’s Classed account book (Down House MS) indicates that this work was completed by August 1864; he spent at least £126 10 s. on the new greenhouse and on adapting the old one into an enclosed greenhouse or ‘cool stove’, which was kept at a high humidity but cooler than the hothouse. See Correspondence vol.  11, …

To J. D. Hooker   [1 April 1864]

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Proposes to support John Scott in research on relative fertility and self-incompatibility of plants. CD would pay him for a year or two but wants JDH to give him research facilities at Kew.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [1 Apr 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 226a–b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4444

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  • … vol.  11, letter to Isaac Anderson-Henry, 20 January [1863] and nn.  12–14). Scott’s …

From John Scott   28 May [1864]

Summary

Discusses the negative testimonial provided him by James McNab.

Sends testimonial from J. H. Balfour.

Would be glad if offered the sort of colonial opportunity Hooker suggests.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 107; Transactions of the Hawick Archæological Society (1908): 68
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4513

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  • 11, letter from John Scott, 6 January 1863 , Transactions of the Botanical Society [of Edinburgh] 14 ( …

To J. D. Hooker   [1 September 1864]

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CD continues to have trouble reconciling the Veitch’s names for Bignonia plants and Kew names.

Lyell and Falconer called on CD in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [1 Sept 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 248
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4605

Matches: 1 hit

  • … see Correspondence vol.  11, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 14 July [1863] and n.  2). In ‘ …

From Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox   [6 May 1864]

Summary

CD has been so ill they must discourage visit by WDF. Recovering slowly with new treatment.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [6 May 1864]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 143)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4487

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  • 14 February 1863 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)). CD and Fox met on 13 February (see Correspondence vol.  11, …

To W. E. Darwin   3 May [1864]

Summary

Thanks WED for measuring cowslip pollen. Sends dimorphic flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  3 May [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 97: A8, A10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4480

Matches: 1 hit

  • 11, letter from John Scott, [3 June 1863] ). In notes on Pulmonaria angustifolia dated 26 April, 6 May, and 14  …
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