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To George Bentham   9 November [1861]

Summary

Thanks GB for arranging for his paper ["Two forms of Primula", Collected papers 2: 45–63] and for his photograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  9 [Nov 1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 693)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3314

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To John Lindley   16 November [1861]

Summary

CD sends thanks for many valuable dried specimens [of orchids]. Has been promised Catasetum and some Dendrobium by Mr Rucker; has written also to Lady Dorothy [Nevill].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  16 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 196)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3321

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To George Bentham   30 November [1861]

Summary

Thanks GB for valuable letter [3331].

Will follow his suggestion about violets.

Discusses differences between Thymus and Primula.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  30 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 691)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3335

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To John Lindley   28 December [1861]

Summary

Thanks JL for information about Acropera luteola.

Also thanks for the Gongora; cannot avoid the impression it is male.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  28 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 200)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3353

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To Robert Scot Skirving   16 November [1861–8]

Summary

Knows nothing of the habits of earwigs. Thinks Edward Newman may be trusted on the point [as to whether or not earwigs can fly].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Scot Skirving
Date:  16 Nov [1861-8]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 481
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4673

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From Tiberius Cornelis Winkler   7 July 1861

Summary

Sends his article ["Quelques nouvelles espèces de poissons fossiles", Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen, Haarlem 2d ser. 14 (1861)]

and Dutch translation of the Origin.

Author:  Tiberius Cornelius Winkler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 July 1861
Classmark:  Edinburgh University Library, Centre for Research Collections (Gen.117/6084)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3202

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From B. P. Brent   15 June 1861

Summary

On his father’s crossing experiments with cacti, in which hybrids were found quite fertile.

On his breeding of guinea-pigs.

Sends Miss E. Watts’s message about crested fowls and Brahmas.

Author:  Bernard Peirce Brent
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 June 1861
Classmark:  DAR 160.2: 300
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3184

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  • … Brent, B. P. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Sir | Your’s sincerly | B P Brent To C Darwin Esq r . 0.3 Dear … times— 1.4] crossed red …

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 Charles Lovegrove   9 July [1861?]

Summary

Regrets he does not have pedigree of CL’s "pretty pony", but assures him information was very useful, "more especially as it confirms what I heard from Norway & did not know whether fully to believe".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lovegrove
Date:  9 July [1861?]
Classmark:  Barton L. Smith
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13823

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  • Darwin, C. R. Lovegrove, Charles …

To Thomas Salt   9 February [1861]

Summary

Asks for advice about the mortgage to Major Owen for £20,000.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Salt
Date:  9 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  Rachel Salt (private collection); sold by Spink’s (dealers), July 2018
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3061F

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To Archibald Geikie   27 February [1861]

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Summary

CD expresses his gratification that a geologist of AG’s standing and influence subscribes to the idea of the mutability of species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Archibald Geikie
Date:  27 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3073F

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To George Rolleston   7 March [1861]

Summary

Thanks for explanation of cyanosis and clubbed nails.

Hopes GR will work out point about mucus tubes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Rolleston
Date:  7 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.6119/6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3083

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To John Lubbock   [25 May 1861]

Summary

Discusses the possibility of a banking job for William [Darwin]; wishes to meet JL to discuss the prospects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [25 May 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 41 (EH 88206485)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3158

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To John Lubbock   26 July [1861]

Summary

Thanks JL for assistance with William Darwin’s banking partnership; considers everything is now settled.

Is enjoying himself and doing a little work on orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  26 July [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 45 (EH 88206489)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3219

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To George Bentham   24 November [1861]

Summary

Requests more precise details about Oxalis, to which GB referred in his remarks on Primula.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  24 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 688
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3328

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To George Bentham   26 November [1861]

Summary

Would prefer to have Primula paper published in the Linnean Society’s Journal rather than Transactions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  26 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 689)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3330

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To John Lindley   15 December [1861]

Summary

Thanks JL for a flower of Bolbophyllum, a genus that puzzles him.

Recent work has convinced him a number of orchids are male. Points out that JL [in The vegetable kingdom (1846), pp. 177–8] "accidentally misquoted" R. H. Schomburgk on this point.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  15 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 198)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3344

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To John Lindley   24 December [1861]

Summary

Delayed thanking JL for two notes until he heard from Hooker about Acropera luteola; had no idea A. luteola was not a well-known name.

Cites his reasons for identifying A. loddigesii as male; hopes for a Gongora flower from Hooker which, JL suggested, may be the female.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  24 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 199)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3350

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To W. E. Darwin   9 May [1861]

Summary

Discusses family and domestic matters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  9 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3145

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  • Darwin, C. R. Darwin, W. E. …
  • R d . & the pony came home across country in gallant style, jumping everything & cleared the Hurdles & Hedge into the sand-walk. I have not had one game of Billiards since the Boys were here; indeed the Table has been covered with skeletons of Cocks & Hens, & has been very useful for that purpose. Mamma will not come back till next Wednesday, so I am rather dull; & I shall be all the duller when Miss Ludwig replaces Emily Thorley on Monday. — Good Bye | My dear old man | Yours affect y | C.  Darwin

To John Lindley   25 October [1861]

Summary

Sends thanks for an informative letter;

would be grateful for any orchids; names some he would particularly like.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  25 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 194)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3299

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  • Darwin, C. R. Lindley, John …
  • C.  Darwin | care of Down Postman | Bromley | Kent per Railway I terribly want any one of your “Arethuseæ. ” M r
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