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To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   5 September [1877]

Summary

Has made out some of the functions of "bloom", which he outlines.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  5 Sept [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 93–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11128

Matches: 11 hits

  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   5 September [1877] …
  • … 1873–81: ff. 93–4) Charles Robert Darwin Down 5 Sept [1877] William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … T. Thiselton-Dyer, 9 July [1877] and n. 2), …
  • … and there is a brief note, dated 8 September 1877, on the effects of shaking the plant and …
  • … the growing tip in DAR 67: 7r. See also letter to Fritz Müller, 14 May 1877 and n. 2. …
  • … to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 31 August [1877] . Thiselton-Dyer had provided CD with specimens …
  • … see, for example, letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 22 July [1877] ). For CD’s interest …
  • … in bloom, see the letter to Fritz Müller, 14 May 1877 and n. 2. CD and …
  • … in plants; their experiment notes from 1877 and 1878 are in DAR 66 and DAR 68: 1–22. See …
  • … letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 31 August [1877] and n. 10. No reply from Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … p. 389. Specimens of T. dealbata had been sent from Kew on 3 July 1877 (see letter to W. …

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

Matches: 15 hits

  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   31 August [1877] …
  • … 1873–81: ff. 89–91) Charles Robert Darwin Down 31 Aug [1877] William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … contractile filaments of the teasel", Nature 16 (1877): 339; Collected papers 2: 205–7]. …
  • … letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 7 August 1877 . Henry Nicholson Ellacombe sent CD a plant …
  • … Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (see letter from H. N. Ellacombe, 30 July [1877] ). The plant …
  • … was received at Kew on 3 September 1877 (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Inwards book ). …
  • … letter from R. I. Lynch, [28 August 1877] ). In Sachs 1875, p. 787, Sachs referred to …
  • … receipt in the Inwards book (3 September 1877, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew), the plant was …
  • … Thomas Henry Farrer, from 20 to 25 August 1877 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). Thiselton- …
  • … probably refers to Thiselton-Dyer’s letter of 25 August 1877 ; no letter from Thiselton- …
  • … Dyer dated 28 August 1877 has been found. CD had mentioned that the underside of only half …
  • … of the leaf (see letter to 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. …
  • … dated 11 and 12 July and 15 and 17 August 1877, are in DAR 209.10: 66–9. CD had forwarded …
  • … 1877b (see letter to Nature , 15 August [1877] and nn. 2 and 3). Francis’s paper had been …

From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   16 July 1877

Summary

Is forwarding several plants requested by CD.

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 178: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11056

Matches: 9 hits

  • … From W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   16 July 1877
  • … DAR 178: 98 William Turner Thiselton-Dyer Kew 16 July 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 14 July [1877] and n. 2. See letters to …
  • … W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 9 July [1877], n. …
  • … 2, and 14 July [1877] and n. 3. Strephium floribundum is a synonym of Reddia …
  • … letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 14 July [1877] and n. 4). Joseph Decaisne. Malva peruviana …
  • … Royal Gardens Kew July 16, 1877 Dear M r Darwin I enclose seeds of all the species of …
  • … see letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 14 July [1877] ). Pistia stratiotes is water lettuce. …
  • … letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 14 July [1877] and n. 6. Senecio ficoides is a synonym of …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   18 July [1877]

Summary

Thanks him for various plants sent for experiments.

Frank [Darwin] has been feeding Drosera meat to study differences between fed and unfed plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  18 July [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 72–3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11059

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   18 July [1877] …
  • … Parlatore (F. Darwin 1878a). See also letter to G. J. Romanes, 9 August [1877] and n. 8. …
  • … 1873–81: ff. 72–3) Charles Robert Darwin Down 18 July [1877] William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … this letter and the letter from W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 16 July 1877 . See letter from W. …
  • … T. Thiselton-Dyer, 16 July 1877 . Thiselton-Dyer had sent plants from the Royal Botanic …
  • … plants (see letter to Fritz Müller, 14 May 1877 and n. 2). Now spelled Nelumbo (see …
  • … letter from W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 16 July 1877 and n. 7). Averrhoa bilimbi (see letter …
  • … from W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 16 July 1877 and n. 5. Haematoxylon campechianum (see letter …
  • … to W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer, 14 July [1877] and n. 5). CD discussed the genus Lotus …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   28 July [1877]

Summary

Thanks R. I. Lynch for his MS on Averrhoa.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  28 July [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: f. 79)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11076

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Kew on 26 July ( letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 26 [July 1877] ). …
  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   28 July [1877] …
  • … 1873–81: f. 79) Charles Robert Darwin Down 28 July [1877] William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … letter from W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 25 August 1877 . Richard Irwin Lynch was foreman of the …
  • … of Averrhoa bilimbi , see the first letter from R. I. Lynch, [before 28 July 1877] , …
  • … Lynch 1877, and Movement in plants , p. 330. CD had received plants from …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   17 January 1877

Summary

Thanks WTT-D for praise of Cross and self-fertilisation

and for information about Mussaenda.

Has some algae from Queensland if WTT-D is interested.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  17 Jan 1877
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 58–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10798

Matches: 10 hits

  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   17 January 1877
  • … 1873–81: ff. 58–9) Charles Robert Darwin Down 17 Jan 1877 William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … of flowers on plants of the same species. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1877. …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. Jan 17. 1877 Dear Dyer, Your praise of my book has …
  • … from W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, [before 17 January 1877] , is incomplete and the section where …
  • … The first part of Henslow’s review of Cross and self fertilisation (Henslow 1877, p. 42) …
  • … had appeared in Gardeners’ Chronicle , 13 January 1877; two further parts appeared in …
  • … issues of 3 and 17 February 1877. Henslow had criticised CD for not including figures in …
  • … to Forms of flowers in his letter of [before 17 January 1877] . See letter from W. …
  • … T. Thiselton-Dyer, [before 17 January 1877] and n. 8. There is a note on Mussaenda …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   7 August 1877

Summary

Requests plants that show movement, and any with "bloom" living near the sea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  7 Aug 1877
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 80–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11094

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   7 August 1877
  • … 1873–81: ff. 80–1) Charles Robert Darwin Down 7 Aug 1877 William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … was received at Kew on 3 September 1877 (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Inwards book ). Lynch …
  • … bloom and listed them in his letter of 25 July 1877 . For CD’s earlier research on the …
  • … epicuticular coating known as bloom, see letter to Fritz Müller, 14 May 1877 and n. 2. …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. Aug 7. 1877 My dear Dyer, You told me that after M r …
  • … A plant was sent to CD on 5 September 1877 (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Outwards book ). …
  • … Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (see letter from H. N. Ellacombe, 30 July [1877] ). The plant …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   22 July [1877]

Summary

Describes experiments on sensitivity of plant leaves to water.

Frank [Darwin] has found that Drosera leaves fed with meat contain more starch.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  22 July [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 74–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11066

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   22 July [1877] …
  • … from a carnivorous diet. See A. Murray 1877 . Murray denied that plants derived carbon …
  • … 1873–81: ff. 74–7) Charles Robert Darwin Down 22 July [1877] William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … Darwin. London: John Murray. 1880. Murray, Andrew. 1877. Experiments on the flow of …
  • … the sap. Gardeners’ Chroncle , 21 July 1877, pp. 72–4. …
  • … this letter and the letter from W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 16 July 1877 . See letters from W. …
  • … T. Thiselton-Dyer, 16 July 1877 and …
  • … 18 July [1877] . Thiselton-Dyer had sent to Paris for seeds of Malva peruviana (a synonym …
  • … letter from W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 16 July 1877 . Logwood: Haematoxylum campechianum . See …

From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   18 July 1877

Summary

Has sent Mimosa. The horticultural and physiological Mimosa is M. albida, which has a western distribution, rather than M. sensitiva as it is commonly called in error.

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 209.2: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11060

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   18 July 1877
  • … DAR 209.2: 159 William Turner Thiselton-Dyer Kew 18 July 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … See letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 9 July [1877], n. 2. Villous: hairy. Cano-pubescent: …
  • … See letter from W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 16 July 1877 . See letter to W. …
  • … T. Thiselton-Dyer, 14 July [1877] . In Bentham 1874, George Bentham noted that Carolus …
  • … Royal Gardens Kew July 18. 1877 Dear M r Darwin The plants were sent to you yesterday and …

From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   25 July 1877

Summary

Is acquiring some "maritime and glaucous" plants for CD.

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 178: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11071

Matches: 6 hits

  • … From W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   25 July 1877
  • … DAR 178: 99 William Turner Thiselton-Dyer Kew 25 July 1877 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … pp. 368–9. See letter to H. N. Ellacombe, 30 July [1877]. Harriet Anne Thiselton-Dyer. …
  • … See letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 22 July [1877] . Oxalis enneaphylla is scurvy-grass …
  • … a second one, were sent on 16 July 1877. There is no record of an earlier Haematoxylon …
  • … Royal Gardens Kew July 25. 1877 Dear M r Darwin On the recp t .  of your letter I looked …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   9 July [1877]

Summary

Asks for advice on how to care for previously sent species.

Occurrence of "bloom".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  9 July [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 67–8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11043

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   9 July [1877] …
  • … Fritz Müller, 14 May 1877 and n. 2. George Bentham. …
  • … 1873–81: ff. 67–8) Charles Robert Darwin Down 9 July [1877] William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … Gardens, Kew; see n. 2, below). The year 1877 is the only one in which CD is recorded as …
  • … following plants were sent to Down on 3 July 1877: Arachis hypogaea (peanut); Desmodium …
  • … bulrush). See also letter to J. D. Hooker, 31 May 1877 . CD resumed his earlier work on …
  • … bloom, the waxy or powdery coating on some flowers and fruits, in 1877; see letter to …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   7 October 1877

Summary

Wants seed with large cotyledons to test for sensitivity and movement.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  7 Oct 1877
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 101–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11171

Matches: 8 hits

  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   7 October 1877
  • … 1873–81: ff. 101–2) Charles Robert Darwin Down 7 Oct 1877 William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. Oct 7. 1877 My dear Dyer, One line to thank you much …
  • … letter to W. T. Thiselton Dyer, 27 September [1877]). CD had asked for a plant of Averrhoa …
  • … tree) instead (see letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 14 July [1877] , and letter from W. …
  • … T. Thiselton-Dyer, 16 July 1877 ). Francis and CD had studied movement in Averrhoa bilimbi …
  • … over the summer (see letter to R. I. Lynch, 23 August [1877] ). Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … married Harriet Anne Hooker on 23 June 1877. They had only one week of honeymoon before …

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

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   11 August 1877
  • … 1873–81: ff. 85–6) Charles Robert Darwin Down 11 Aug 1877 William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … the Chelsea branch of the firm (see letter to Veitch & Sons, [before 11 August 1877] ). …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. Aug 11. 1877 My dear Dyer The plants have arrived in a …
  • … from W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer, 10 August 1877 and n. 1. CD had asked for more plants for his …
  • … see letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 22 July [1877] ). CD’s notes on his experiments with …
  • … from W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer, 10 August 1877 . John Smith, curator of the herbarium at Kew, …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   14 July [1877]

Summary

"Frank and I are working very hard on ""bloom"" and sleep" [movements]. Asks for succulent species for experiment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  14 July [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 70–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11053

Matches: 9 hits

  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   14 July [1877] …
  • … 1873–81: ff. 70–1) Charles Robert Darwin Down 14 July [1877] William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … letter from W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 16 July 1877 . CD discussed Lotus ornithopopoides (sic, …
  • … see letter to J. D. Hooker, 25 May [1877] ). Hooker replied that they no longer had a …
  • … at Kew ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 31 May 1877 ). The nocturnal movement of the leaves of …
  • … night. For CD’s interest in bloom, see the letter to Fritz Müller, 14 May 1877 and n. 2. …
  • … letter from J. D. Hooker, 31 May 1877 ). Hooker had offered CD Strephium floribundum …
  • … the species he intended; see letter to J. D. Hooker, 25 May [1877] , and letter from J. …
  • … D. Hooker, 31 May 1877 ). CD mentioned S. floribundum in Movement in plants , p. 391. …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   26 [July 1877]

Summary

Thanks for the plants.

Is doubtful whether he will make out anything about "bloom".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  26 [July 1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: f. 78)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11072

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   26 [July 1877] …
  • … 1873–81: f. 78) Charles Robert Darwin Down 26 [July 1877] William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … powdery or waxy coating on some plants (see letter to Fritz Müller, 14 May 1877 and n. 2). …
  • … this letter and the letter from W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 25 July 1877 . See letter from W. …
  • … T. Thiselton-Dyer, 25 July 1877 . …
  • … Timiryazev visited Down on 25 July 1877; Thiselton-Dyer had furnished him with a letter of …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   16 February 1877

Summary

Pleased and honoured by WTT-D’s review ["Darwin on fertilisation", Nature 15 (1876–77): 329–32]. Comments on review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  16 Feb 1877
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 60–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10848

Matches: 5 hits

  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   16 February 1877
  • … 1873–81: ff. 60–1) Charles Robert Darwin Down 16 Feb 1877 William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … fertilisation appeared in Nature , 15 February 1877, pp. 329–32. For CD’s argument on the …
  • … 409–13; for Thiselton-Dyer’s counter-argument, see Nature , 15 February 1877, pp. 330–2. …
  • … Station | Orpington. S.E.R. Feb.  16 th 1877 Dear Dyer I must tell you how greatly I am …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   [20–4 August 1877]

Summary

Discusses plants sent for experiments and "bloom" on leaves of Trifolium.

Sends enclosure for R. I. Lynch.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  [20–4 Aug 1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 87–8) (Image reproduced with the kind permission of the Board of Trustees)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11086

Matches: 7 hits

  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   [20–4 August 1877] …
  • … of Trustees) Charles Robert Darwin Down [20–4 Aug 1877] William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … fruits (see letter from R. I. Lynch, 25 July 1877 , and first and second letters from R. …
  • … I. Lynch, [before 28 July 1877]). Trifolium resupinatum is Persian clover. CD’s …
  • … raised from the seeds sent from Kew, made on 10 June [1877], are in DAR 68: 47. CD visited …
  • … the home of Thomas Henry Farrer, from 20 to 25 August 1877 (see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). …
  • … from W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 25 August 1877 , and by the dates of CD’s visit to Abinger (see …

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

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   [before 24 August 1877] …
  • … ff. 83–4) Charles Robert Darwin Down [before 24 Aug 1877] William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … bilimbi (see letter from R. I. Lynch, 25 July 1877 , and the first and second letters from …
  • … R. I. Lynch, [before 28 July 1877]). …
  • … to W.  T.  Thiselton Dyer, [20–4 August 1877]. No letter from Thiselton-Dyer offering …
  • … his letter to Thiselton-Dyer of 11 August 1877, CD mentioned having just received thirty …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   22 September 1877

Summary

Thanks for Euphorbia.

Asks for plants for "bloom" experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  22 Sept 1877
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 97–8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11149

Matches: 6 hits

  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   22 September 1877
  • … 1873–81: ff. 97–8) Charles Robert Darwin Down 22 Sept 1877 William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … would be suitable for CD’s study of bloom (see letter from J. D. Hooker, 31 May 1877 ). …
  • … to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 15 September [1877] . CD had asked for specimens of Euphorbia …
  • … jacquiniiflora was sent to CD on 18 September 1877; his experimental notes are in DAR …
  • … Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R. Sep 22 d 1877 My dear Dyer The Euphorbias arrived in …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   27 September [1877]

Summary

Thanks for Australian leaves for "bloom" experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  27 Sept [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: f. 99)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11156

Matches: 4 hits

  • … To W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer   27 September [1877] …
  • … 1873–81: f. 99) Charles Robert Darwin Down 27 Sept [1877] William Turner Thiselton-Dyer …
  • … to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 22 September 1877 . CD had requested leaves from Eucalyptus …
  • … to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 22 September 1877 . He also accepted Thiselton-Dyer’s offer of an …
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Darwin in letters, 1877: Flowers and honours

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Ever since the publication of Expression, Darwin’s research had centred firmly on botany. The year 1877 was no exception. The spring and early summer were spent completing Forms of flowers, his fifth book on a botanical topic. He then turned to the…

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  • … , Darwin’s research had centred firmly on botany. The year 1877 was no exception. The spring and …
  • … from a family that the Darwins had befriended. The year 1877 was more than usually full of honours. …
  • … of a very heavy shower’, William wrote on 24 August 1877 . ‘The leaves were not at all depressed; …
  • … gardeners ( letter from W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 25 August 1877 ). At Down House, Darwin and …
  • … a delicate twig’ ( letter to R. I. Lynch, 14 September 1877 ). Research on movement would continue …
  • … of some Infusoria’ ( letter from F. J. Cohn, 5 August 1877 ). Francis’s paper eventually appeared …
  • … wrote to the editor, George Croom Robertson, on 27 April 1877 , ‘I hope that you will be so good …
  • … had written to the editor Ernst Ludwig Krause on 30 June 1877 , ‘I have been much interested by …
  • … the German debate (letters to W. E. Gladstone, 2 October 1877 and 25 October [1877] ). …
  • … and lively’ ( letter from W. E. Gladstone, 23 October 1877 ). Gifts of German and Dutch …
  • … Darwin and Ernst Haeckel). Writing to Darwin on 11 March 1877 , Krause declared the journal ‘an …
  • … the director, Adriaan Anthoni van Bemmelen, on 12 February 1877 : ‘I suppose that every worker at …
  • … of his 70th year. Darwin was in fact 68 on 12 February 1877. Distinguished guests and …
  • … & smooth as butter’ ( letter to C. E. Norton, 16 March 1877 ). Hooker was asked repeatedly by …
  • … & me to dejeuner!!!’ ( letter from J. D. Hooker, 14 June 1877 ). Darwin was staying in …
  • … centuries to come’ ( letter from C. C. Graham, 30 January 1877 ). Graham then gave a lengthy …
  • … man and of societies’ ( letter from Marcellin de Bonnal, [1877] ). A similar complaint came from …
  • … by a duke!’ ( letter to J. M. Rodwell, 3 June 1877 ). Back home, he learned from his brother that …
  • … order of the day’ ( letter from E. A. Darwin, 27 January [1877] ).  Carlyle’s remarks were …
  • … . In a letter from an unknown correspondent on 13 June 1877 , he was criticised for having quoted …
  • … monstrosity ( letter from C. T. E. Siebold, 10 October 1877 ). An American banker, William Burrows …
  • … back our civilization’ ( letter from W. B. Bowles, 17 May 1877 ). Bowles proposed that such …
  • … of humanity beneath’ ( letter from W. B. Bowles, 18 May 1877 ). More transitional human …
  • … inflexible tails ( letter from Arthur Mellersh, 1 January 1877 ). The American physician Jesse …
  • … (Trollope 1867; letter to G. J. Romanes, [1 and 2 December 1877] ). Dispute and …
  • … George and Francis. He wrote to Francis on 24 September 1877 about his forthcoming work, Life …
  • … value’, he confessed in a letter of 25 November 1877 that the book had ‘resolved itself into a …
  • … physical’ ( letter from W. M. Moorsom, 10 September 1877 ). Darwin was doubtful of the elephant …

Photograph album of German and Austrian scientists

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The album was sent to Darwin to mark his birthday on 12 February 1877 by the civil servant Emil Rade, and contained 165 portraits of German and Austrian scientists. The work was lavishly produced and bound in blue velvet with metal embossing. Its ornate…

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  • … album was sent to Darwin to mark his birthday on 12 February 1877 by the civil servant Emil Rade …
  • … have ever received ( Letter to Ernst Haeckel, 16 February 1877 )     …
  • … the start of his 70th year, but Darwin was only 68 in 1877. Despite this oversight, the album …
  • … world.— ( Letter from Leonard Blomefield, 12 March 1877 ) Familiar faces Ernst …
  • … with the final album. He wrote to Darwin on 9 February 1877 : ‘what will perhaps astonish you is …
  • … worth to give you ( Letter from J. V. Carus, 22 March 1877 )  The professor of …
  • … scientific work. ( Letter from C. G. Semper, 26 April 1877 ) Carl Kraus, an …

1877 letters now online

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Flowers, bloom, a son married . . . and a suspended monkey in Cambridge at Darwin's honorary LLD ceremony. The transcripts and footnotes of over 600 letters written to and from Darwin in 1877 are now online. Read more about Darwin's life in 1877…

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  • … of  over 600 letters written to and from Darwin in 1877  are now online. Read more about  Darwin& …

Photograph album of Dutch admirers

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Darwin received the photograph album for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from his scientific admirers in the Netherlands. He wrote to the Dutch zoologist Pieter Harting, An account of your countrymen’s generous sympathy in having sent me on my…

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  • … the photograph album for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from his scientific admirers in the …
  • … lasting pleasure. ( Letter to Pieter Harting, 19 March 1877 ) Harting had also written …
  • … it states his ‘69th Birthday’, when in fact he was 68 in 1877. It was arranged in alphabetical order …
  • … from A. A. van Bemmelen and H. J.  Veth, 6 February 1877 ) Dutch correspondents …
  • … ( Letter from C. W. Thomson, 30 June 1877 ) Much earlier, in 1861, Tiberius Cornelis …

German and Dutch photograph albums

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Darwin Day 2018: To celebrate Darwin's 209th birthday, we present two lavishly produced albums of portrait photographs which Darwin received from continental admirers 141 years ago. These unusual gifts from Germany and the Netherlands are made…

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  • …   In 1877, Charles Darwin was sent some unusual birthday presents: two lavishly …
  • … conferred on me ( Letter to Otto Zacharias, [24 February 1877] ) The two albums …
  • … sympathy. ( Letter to A. A. van Bemmelen, 12 February 1877 )  View the Dutch album …

Capturing Darwin’s voice: audio of selected letters

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On a sunny Wednesday in June 2011 in a makeshift recording studio somewhere in Cambridge, we were very pleased to welcome Terry Molloy back to the Darwin Correspondence Project for a special recording session. Terry, known for his portrayal of Davros in Dr…

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  • … tiredness of the later years (e.g. letter to E.M. Dicey, [1877] ). Working …

Language: key letters

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How and why language evolved bears on larger questions about the evolution of the human species, and the relationship between man and animals. Darwin presented his views on the development of human speech from animal sounds in The Descent of Man (1871),…

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  • … Letter 11074: Sayce, A. H. to Darwin, C. R., 27 July 1877 Darwin’s study of human nature …

Have you read the one about....

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... the atheistical cats, or the old fogies in Cambridge? We've suggested a few - some funny, some serious - but all letters you can read here.

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  • … ... the atheistical cats, or the old fogies in Cambridge? We've suggested a few - some funny, some …

Charles Harrison Blackley

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You may not have heard of Charles Harrison Blackley (1820–1900), but if you are one of the 15 million people in the UK who suffer from hay fever, you are indebted to him. For it was he who identified pollen as the cause of the allergy. Darwin was…

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  • … grains by a dilution method.  In his letter of 9 March 1877 , Darwin wrote: ‘Your calculation of …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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List of people appearing in the photograph album Darwin received from scientific admirers in the Netherlands for his birthday on 12 February 1877. We are grateful to Hester Loeff for providing this list and for permission to make her research available.…

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  • … admirers in the Netherlands for his birthday on 12 February 1877. We are grateful to …
  • … and forenames Occupation Age in 1877 Residence Date …
  • … Leiden 13 June 1823 Rotterdam 2 June 1877 Zoeterwoude …
  • … 5 October 1808 Wildenborch 4 June 1877 Klein Dochteren …

Darwin in public and private

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Extracts from Darwin's published works, in particular Descent of man, and selected letters, explore Darwin's views on the operation of sexual selection in humans, and both his publicly and privately expressed views on its practical implications…

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  • … Letter 10746 – Darwin to Dicey, E. M., [1877] Darwin gives his opinion on the …
  • … Letter 11267f – Darwin, S. to Darwin, [3 December 1877] Darwin’s daughter-in-law …

Exercise: Caricatures of Science

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Caricatures provide intriguing insights into both ideals and transgressions of gender. The following six images show caricatured representations of nineteenth-century men and women of science. They provide insight into the boundaries of what was deemed …

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  • …   Lydia Becker (1877) Caricature of Lydia Becker from …

Floral Dimorphism

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Sources|Discussion Questions|Experiment Floral studies In 1877 Darwin published a book that included a series of smaller studies on botanical subjects. Titled The different forms of flowers on plants of the same species, it consisted primarily of…

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  • … | Experiment Floral studies In 1877 Darwin published a book that included a …
  • … findings on floral dimorphism were eventually published in 1877, but these experiments and …
  • … SOURCES Book Darwin, C. R. 1877. The different forms of flowers on plants of the …
  • … experiment, the class read chapter 1 of Charles Darwin’s 1877 T he Different Forms of …
  • … Flowers on Plants of the Same Species (London: John Murray, 1877), 16. [2] Ibid., 30. …

German poems presented to Darwin

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Experiments in deepest reverence The following poems were enclosed with a photograph album sent as a birthday gift to Charles Darwin by his German and Austrian admirers (see letter from From Emil Rade, [before 16] February 1877). The poems were…

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  • … (see letter from From Emil Rade , [before 16] February 1877). The poems were composed by …
  • … in Rade’s account of the making of the album (Rade 1877, pp. 39–40), but the others were published …
  • … Letter from Emil Rade 1    [before 16] February 1877 2 Münster i./Westf. …
  • … From Emil Rade   [before 16] February 1877 2 Münster i./Westf. February 1877. …
  • … this letter and the letter to Emil Rade, 16 February 1877. 3. The gift was a photograph …
  • … Appendix VI. A number of other poems were included in Rade 1877.   …

People featured in the Dutch photograph album

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Here is a list of people that appeared in the photograph album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the Netherlands. Many thanks to Hester Loeff for identifying and researching them. No. …

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  • … album Darwin received for his birthday on 12 February 1877 from scientific admirers in the …
  • … Title and forenames Occupation Age in 1877 Residence Date of birth …
  • … Leiden 13 june 1823 Rotterdam 2 june 1877 Zoeterwoude …
  • … 5 october 1808 Wildenborch 4 june 1877 Klein Dochteren …

Darwin as mentor

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Darwin provided advice, encouragement and praise to his fellow scientific 'labourers' of both sexes. Selected letters Letter 2234 - Darwin to Unidentified, [5 March 1858] Darwin advises that Professor C. P. Smyth’s observations are not…

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  • … Letter 11096 - Darwin to Romanes, G. J., [9 August 1877] Darwin points out a mistake made …

Natural Science and Femininity

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Discussion Questions|Letters A conflation of masculine intellect and feminine thoughts, habits and feelings, male naturalists like Darwin inhabited an uncertain gendered identity. Working from the private domestic comfort of their homes and exercising…

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  • … published his findings both in Expression and in an 1877 article titled, ‘ A Biographical …
  • … Letter 10821 - Graham C. C. to Darwin, [30 January 1877] Psychologist Christopher Graham …

Dipsacus and Drosera: Frank’s favourite carnivores

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In Autumn of 1875, Francis Darwin was busy researching aggregation in the tentacles of Drosera rotundifolia (F. Darwin 1876). This phenomenon occurs when coloured particles within either protoplasm or the fluid in the cell vacuole (the cell sap) cluster…

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  • … and proofreading Darwin’s second edition of  Orchids  (1877). By January of the following …
  • … ( Dipsacus sylvestris )’ at the Royal Society on 1 March 1877 (F. Darwin 1877a). His address was …
  • … and a plate of sixteen figures, was published in July 1877 in the  Quarterly Journal of …
  • … the journal by the end of the month ( Nature , 23 August 1877, p. 339). Although, as Darwin …
  • … to his father’s beloved  Drosera rotundifolia  in June 1877, finding sundews that had been ‘fed’ …
  • … Grant.   References Darwin, C. 1877. The Contractile Filaments of the …
  • … teasel ( Dipsacus sylvestris ). (Abstract.) [Read 1 March 1877.]  Proceedings of the Royal …

Referencing women’s work

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Darwin's correspondence shows that women made significant contributions to Darwin's work, but whether and how they were acknowledged in print involved complex considerations of social standing, professional standing, and personal preference.…

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  • … Letter 11221 - Darwin to Darwin, H., [1 November 1877] Darwin asks his sons, …

People featured in the German and Austrian photograph album

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Biographical details of people from the Habsburg Empire that appeared in the album of German and Austrian scientists sent to Darwin on 12 February 1877. We are grateful to Johannes Mattes for providing these details and for permission to make his…

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  • … and Austrian scientists sent to Darwin on 12 February 1877. We are grateful to Johannes …
  • …  in Linz (1871), Vienna (1873) and Prostějov (1877). M. Pichler: Notice of death. In: …
  • … of Vienna (Dr., 1873). Habilitation in palaeontology (1877) and geology (1880) at the Technical …
  • … (1859), geologist (1873) and finally chief geologist (1877) and  Bergrat  of the Imperial …
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