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To Daniel Oliver   23 April [1861]

Summary

Congratulations on DO’s marriage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  23 April [1861]
Classmark:  Newcastle University Library, Special Collections (Spence Watson/Weiss Papers SW/6/3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3125F

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To Daniel Oliver   1 April [1861]

Summary

CD never dreamed primroses did not abound with DO; apologises for trouble and sends flowers.

Will repay DO for cost of Cypripedium and for the Dionaea, if any can be got.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  1 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.243)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3106

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From Daniel Oliver   [after 8 October 1861]

Summary

Finds no trace of nectar in Stanhopea saccata.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 8 Oct 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3280

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To Daniel Oliver   8 October [1861]

Summary

Asks DO to look for nectar in Stanhopea saccata labellum. CD’s theory predicts nectar should be present, but afraid there is none.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  8 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 31 (EH 88206014)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3279

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From Daniel Oliver   8 November 1861

Summary

Refers CD to a paper which he ought to know: Ch. Fermond, "Faits pour servir à l’histoire générale de la fécondation chez les végétaux", Recueil des travaux de la Société d’émulation pour les sciences pharmaceutiques 3 (1859).

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov 1861
Classmark:  DAR 91: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3312

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To Daniel Oliver   4 April [1861]

Summary

Primula siberica seems to be the only non-dimorphic species. Has made over one hundred Primula crosses.

Regrets Henslow’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  4 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 29 (EH 88206012)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3110

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  • Darwin, C. R. Oliver, Daniel …
  • … sincerely | C.  Darwin As P.  Siberica is apparently so exceptional, would you ask M r

To Daniel Oliver   27 May [1861]

Summary

Requests that exotic species of Vinca, which never set seed at Kew, be fertilised by pressing a fine bristle between anthers as a moth would its proboscis.

Asks that Primula farinosa be sent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  27 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 8 (EH 88205992)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3161

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  • Darwin, C. R. Oliver, Daniel …
  • r Crocker liked experiments; if so I wish he would insert fine brush, like a Bee into a few exotic Polygalas which do not naturally seed & mark flowers & see if pods swell; I suspect they require insect agency. By the way you have not sent me P.  farinosa; I daresay you have been so busy that you forgot it. — I beg & pray you not merely to acknowledge this. Yours most sincerely | C.  Darwin

To Daniel Oliver   9 April [1861]

Summary

Asks DO to identify enclosed Fumaria or Corydalis flower, with springing hood adaptation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  9 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 6 (EH 88205990)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3499

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To Daniel Oliver   22 January [1861]

Summary

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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To Daniel Oliver   7 December [1861]

Summary

Trusts DO’s opinion on Acropera ovules.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  7 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 3 (EH 88205987)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3340

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To Daniel Oliver   3 November [1861]

Summary

Thanks for "multitudinous" references.

Thanks Hooker for orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  3 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 52 (EH 88206035)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4329

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From Daniel Oliver   [before 8 November 1861]

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List of references on orchid structure and fertilisation.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 8 Nov 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 104: 225–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3039

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To Daniel Oliver   26 February [1861]

Summary

Praise for DO’s paper on Hamamelidaceae ["On Sycopis", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 23 (1862): 83–9, read 15 Mar 1860]. Everything points to its being a "bankrupt" family.

Hydropathy at Malvern may take him from Drosera. Requests Dionaea and Cypripedium.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  26 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 39 (EH 88206022)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3072

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To Daniel Oliver   23 March [1861]

Summary

CD will publish on Primula [Collected papers 2: 45–63]. Will DO ask W. H. Fitch to make woodcuts of "pin" and "non-pin" primroses [i.e., long-styled and short-styled forms]? Encloses a sketch.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  23 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 4 (EH 88205988); Christie’s Images
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3097

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To Daniel Oliver   1 May [1861]

Summary

Thanks W. H. Fitch for drawing for the Primula paper. Death of experimental plants delays publication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  1 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 7 (EH 88205991)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3133

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To Daniel Oliver   11 September [1861]

Summary

Has put Drosera off while amusing himself with Primula and orchids.

Dionaea is prettily adapted to weight detection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  11 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 30, 66 (EH 88206013, EH 88206049)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3251

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To Daniel Oliver   30 November [1861]

Summary

Requests that DO examine enclosed microscope slides of Acropera ovules, to confirm CD’s opinion that females are non-functional.

Can DO comment on disagreement between Robert Brown and John Lindley over the number of Acropera carpels?

O. Heer’s Atlantis theory vs CD’s hypothesis of a migration north during warm periods.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  30 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 2 (EH 88205986)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3333

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