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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   [10 October 1860]

Summary

Delighted to try experiments on Drosera spathulata.

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

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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   [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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To Daniel Oliver   [29 September 1860]

Summary

Requests Dionaea now that he knows Drosera so well. Wants to compare fluids secreted; in Drosera they are acid and have antiseptic effect on meat.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  [29 Sept 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 15 (EH 88205999)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2941

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To Daniel Oliver   12 [October 1860]

Summary

Requests DO apply carbonate of ammonia to sensitive hair of Dionaea and measure reaction time. Wants to compare Drosera and Dionaea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  12 [Oct 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 16 (EH 88206000)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2946

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To Daniel Oliver   [31? October 1860]

Summary

The best way to see cell movement in Drosera hair, is to cut off those lately inflected over a fly, sketch shape of red matter under high power, and repeat after one or two minutes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  [17 Oct 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 19 (EH 88206003)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2952

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To Daniel Oliver   20 December [1860]

Summary

Requests date of [C. S.] Rafinesque[-Schmaltz], New flora of North America, pt 1 [1836].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  20 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 28 (EH 88206011)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3027

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To Daniel Oliver   16 November [1860]

Summary

One thirty-thousandth of a grain of human hair inflects a single Drosera hair. Astonished by his results so he is not publishing until next summer. [Not published until 1875, Insectivorous plants. See ch. 2 for observations on inflection.]

Wants to study effects of acids on live Dionaea. Oliver should do their anatomy. Corresponding with chemical physiologists about carbonate of ammonia on roots.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  16 Nov [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 26 (EH 88206010)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2985

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  • Darwin, C. R. Oliver, Daniel …
  • … kindness | My dear M r Oliver | Yours very sincerely | C.  Darwin P.S. | Can you tell me …

From Daniel Oliver   [before 23 October 1860]

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Quotes note by Julius Milde on Drosera rotundifolia from Botanische Zeitung (1852): 540.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 23 Oct 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 58.2: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2971

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From Daniel Oliver   [15–16 October 1860]

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Extracts from botanical literature dealing with Dionaea, intercrossing, and sensitivity. [Bot. Ztg. (1833): 96; Thomas Nuttall, Genera of N. American plants (1818)].

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15–16 Oct 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 58.2: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2623

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To Daniel Oliver   15 [September 1860]

Summary

Thanks for reference to Annales des Sciences Naturelles.

Requests DO observe rate at which Australian Drosera closes.

On detection of nitrogen in organic fluids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  15 [Sept 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 10 (EH 88205994)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2917

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To Daniel Oliver   5 October [1860]

Summary

A poser: carbonate of soda produces inflection rather than contraction in Drosera. Possible solution: glands at end of hairs absorb as well as secrete. Fascinated by currents in cells after inflection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  5 Oct [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 14 (EH 88205998)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2939

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To Daniel Oliver   20 October [1860]

Summary

Will take Natural History Review, but cannot write for it.

Has mass of notes on irritability in orchids,

but he ought to work on Variation.

Drosera was an interlude while away from home. Expectations for effect of carbonate of ammonia on Dionaea. The important phenomenon in Drosera is the segregation of the red fluid within the leaf, not action of carbonate of ammonia on the red fluid.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  20 Oct [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 20 (EH 88206004)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2956

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From Daniel Oliver   23 November 1860

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Dr Hooker has given him CD’s memorandum on the fly-catcher.

Copies out extract from Curtis’ Botanical Magazine [On Apocynum androsæmifolium, 8 (1794): tab.]: 280 and gives a further reference in Erasmus Darwin’s The loves of plants [1789]. Suggests that they look at Apocynum.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Nov 1860
Classmark:  DAR 157a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2995A

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To Daniel Oliver   11 September [1860]

Summary

Requests observations on Drosera and Dionaea,

and asks DO to look up Buchanan and Wight on insectivorous plants ["Conspectus of Indian Utricularia", Hooker’s J. Bot. 1 (1849): 372–4].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  11 Sept [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 9 (EH 88205993)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2913

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From Daniel Oliver   19 September 1860

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CD’s observations on preference of Drosera for milk and nitrogenous fluids, and the effect of nitrate of ammonia are interesting. Asks whether CD is satisfied that the effect is not due to density of fluid or to a chemical irritant. His own observations suggest such possibilities.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Sept 1860
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 12–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2921

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To Daniel Oliver   21 [September 1860]

Summary

Lists of nitrogenous organic fluids that produce contraction in Drosera, and details of how to reproduce results.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  21 [Sept 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 11 and part of 17 (EH 88205995, 88206001)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2923

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To Daniel Oliver   3 November [1860]

Summary

DO’s candidacy for Professorship of Botany [at University College, London].

Henrietta’s health is better.

Paper in Botanische Zeitung [T. Nitschke, "Über die Reizbarkeit der Blätter von Drosera rotundifolia", 18: 229–34, 237–45, 245–50] missed leading point that plants close longer over animal substances. Carbonate of ammonia works on Lemna and Euphorbia roots.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  3 Nov [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 24 (EH 88206008)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2975

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