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To Daniel Oliver   10 March [1877]

Summary

Enquiring about cleistogamic flowers of Oxalis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  10 Mar 1877
Classmark:  Newcastle University Special Collections (Spence Watson/Weiss Archive GB186 SW/6/6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10887F

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To Daniel Oliver   13 March 1877

Summary

Discusses possible cleistogamic flowers in Oxalis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  13 Mar 1877
Classmark:  Newcastle University Special Collections (Spence Watson/Weiss Archive GB186 SW/6/7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10891F

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To Daniel Oliver   18 December 1874

Summary

Asks four favours: sort out confusion about the name Byblis gigantea or grandiflora; can he see dried specimens of Genlisea ornata; is there a more recent list of Drosera spp. than Steudel 1841; are there at Kew any dried specimens of Utricularia montana collected from the plant’s native haunts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  18 Dec 1874
Classmark:  Newcastle University Special Collections (Spence Watson/Weiss Archive GB186 SW/6/4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9763F

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To Daniel Oliver   1 January [1875]

Summary

Returning the plants DO had sent him from Kew

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  1 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  Newcastle University Special Collections (Spence Watson/Weiss Archive GB186 SW/6/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9795F

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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 Special Collections (Spence Watson/Weiss Archive GB186 SW/6/3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3125F

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To Daniel Oliver   23 [October 1860]

Summary

Compliments DO on his wealth of information.

Henrietta’s relapse.

Thanks for extract on Drosera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  23 [Oct 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 21 (EH 88206005)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2959

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  • Darwin, C. R. Oliver, Daniel …
  • r Oliver. What wealth of knowledge you have! —   But I have hardly read the extract about Drosera; as we are in much distress, my poor eldest daughter has had a relapse. We cannot return on 26 th to Down. — Excuse me at present | Yours very sincerely | C.  Darwin

To Daniel Oliver   [15 December 1875]

Summary

Ferdinand Cohn has already sent a copy of his article, [possibly: "Über die Function der Blasen von Aldrovanda und Utricularia", Beitr. Biol. Pflanz. 1 (1870–5) pt 3: 71–89].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  15 Dec 1875
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 65 (EH 88206048)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10298

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To Daniel Oliver   [10 October 1860]

Summary

Delighted to try experiments on Drosera spathulata.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  [10 Oct 1860]
Classmark:  
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2929

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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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To Daniel Oliver   24 October [1865]

Summary

Thanks for correcting Fritz Miller’s paper on climbing plants. CD will send it to Linnean Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  24 Oct [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 60 (EH 88206043)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4643

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To Daniel Oliver   17 November 1871

Summary

Thanks for the information about the action of roots on rocks.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  17 Nov 1871
Classmark:  Christie’s, New York (dealers) (3 December 2010: Sale 2361, Lot 422)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8074F

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To Daniel Oliver   12 [October 1860]

Summary

Wants to amend request [see 2946] if DO wants to try carbonate of ammonia experiment. Put third drop on midrib of leaf [of Dionaea] or inside upper side.

Sorry DO already has Origin. Would he like Journal of Travels [Journal of researches]?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  12 [Oct 1860]
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (Tipped into Journal of researches (1860) REF COLLECTION K SMITH WOODWARD DAR)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2946A

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To Daniel Oliver   20 [April 1862]

Summary

Requests Oxalis acetosella, which he suspects is dimorphic.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  20 [Apr 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 56 (EH 88206039)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3512

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To Daniel Oliver   24 April [1862]

Summary

Thanks for Oxalis. Only experimentation will show whether disproportion of long- to short-styled flowers is a functional dimorphism.

Case of aestival flowers is very curious.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  24 Apr [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 47 (EH 88206030)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3516

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To Daniel Oliver   [after 14 April 1863]

Summary

Thanks for information on Primula ovules. From what DO says the pollen-tubes ought to find their way to the micropyle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  [after 14 Apr 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 214
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4095

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To Daniel Oliver   [before 27 November 1863]

Summary

Recommends Wyman’s short notice ["Report on Dr Jeffries Wyman’s experiment on the cause of contractility in vegetable tissues"] in the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 3 (1852–7): 167.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  [before 27 Nov 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 53 (EH 88206036)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4327

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To Daniel Oliver   14 October 1874

Summary

Thanks him for specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  14 Oct 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.452)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9679

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To Daniel Oliver   20 [January 1863]

Summary

Has been copying out references from Natural History Review [possibly D. Oliver, "The structure of the stem in dicotyledons; being references to the literature of the subject", Nat. Hist. Rev. n.s. 2 (1862): 298–329].

Suggests DO study high incidence of separate sexes in freshwater plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  20 [Jan 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 38 (EH 88206021)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3776

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  • Darwin, C. R. Oliver, Daniel …
  • C.  Darwin I have been this morning copying out References on subjects which concern me from N.  Hist. R. — …

To Daniel Oliver   [21 November 1860]

Summary

The plant CD’s father called "flycatcher" was not Asclepias.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  [21 Nov 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 27 (EH)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2987

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  • Darwin, C. R. Oliver, Daniel …
  • R.  Browns paper on importance of insects in its fertilisation. — The conferva seems a good suggestion. — Yours very sincerely | C.  Darwin

To Daniel Oliver   [22–3 September 1860]

Summary

Sends address.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  [22–3 Sept 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 12 and part of 18 (EH 88205996, 88206002)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2924

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