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From Daniel Oliver   [after 20 July 1863]

Summary

Gives a reference to a paper.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 20 July 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4366

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From Daniel Oliver   [27 March 1863]

Summary

Sends some specimens for CD.

Is busy with W. African Amomum, whose floral structure he discusses.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [27 Mar 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4328

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  • … Oliver, Daniel Darwin, C. R. …
  • r . Darwin By this post the flowers of the Edwardsia are sent in small tin box. I enclose bracts of some Marcgraaviaceae . — I am busy upon West African Amomums , —the genus furnishing “Grains of Paradise” &c. & …

From Daniel Oliver   [26 March 1863]

Summary

Discusses the female parts of the Primula flower; the true character of the free placenta is not completely understood.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26 Mar 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3894

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From Daniel Oliver   17 February 1863

Summary

DO thinks an essay [Alexander Braun’s "Rejuvenescence", Ray Society (1853)] is not worth reading with respect to some difficulty concerning phyllotaxy.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 173: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8770

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From Daniel Oliver   27 February 1863

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Summary

Answers CD’s query on Primula longiflora and P. scotica.

Would like abstract of CD’s paper ["Two forms of Linum", Collected papers 2: 93–105] for Natural History Review.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Feb 1863
Classmark:  DAR 108: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4015

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From Daniel Oliver   22 January 1863

Summary

The number of "aquatic" flowers is reduced if one considers only those that expand under water.

Lecturing at Norwich.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 173: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3937

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From Daniel Oliver   20 July 1863

Summary

Hildebrand’s paper is unsuitable for the Natural History Review.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 July 1863
Classmark:  DAR 173: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4247

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From Daniel Oliver   14 April 1863

Summary

The ovule of Primula is amphitropous or what J. Georg Agardh calls apotropo-amphitropous [see Theoria systematis plantarum (1858), tab. 24, fig. 5–6].

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 173: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4093

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From Daniel Oliver   27 November 1863

Summary

Discusses the contraction of hygroscopic bundles in seed-pods,

and a paper by Hugo von Mohl ["Über dimorphe Blüthen", Bot. Ztg. (1863): 309–15, 321–8] in which he discusses Oxalis and determines that Fumaria is a necessarily self-fertilising plant.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Nov 1863
Classmark:  DAR 173: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4349

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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   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   18 July [1863]

Summary

Sends F. Hildebrand’s paper for publication by the Linnean Society or in Natural History Review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  18 July [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 51 (EH 88206034)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4244

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  • Darwin, C. R. Oliver, Daniel …
  • r . Hildebrand pleases me by telling me that he has been repeating my experiments on Linum & has observed fertilisation of all German orchids & finds my statements correct. — But he adds that he thinks I am probably wrong about sexes of Acropera & Catasetum & I very much fear, indeed feel almost sure, that I have blundered fearfully about Acropera, & probably about Catasetum, which is horrid to think of. — I wish my Acropera would flower; I shall soon have two Catasetums in flower & must look to them. Dear Oliver | Yours very sincerely | C.  Darwin

To Daniel Oliver   28 March [1863]

Summary

Nectar secretion in Edwardsia. Could the stamen protect stigma?

Sends monstrous Primula with three pistils.

Had never heard of Robert Caspary, but what DO thinks is the placenta could be a whorl of pistils without stigmas.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  28 Mar [1863]
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Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4063

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To Daniel Oliver   [12 April 1863]

Summary

Working on monstrous Primula. Is ovule anatropous as Asa Gray says, or amphitropous? Does he know natural path of pollen tubes in Primula. Can the tube enter the ovule by the chalaza?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  [12 Apr 1863]
Classmark:  
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4083

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To Daniel Oliver   28 [November 1863]

Summary

Fertile flowers of violets, except Viola tricolor, require insect visits.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  28 [Nov 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 54 (EH 88206037)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4350

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To Daniel Oliver   24–5 March [1863]

Summary

Observation on morphology of Primula ovarium sent for DO’s use.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  24–5 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 42 (EH 88206025)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4059

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  • Darwin, C. R. Oliver, Daniel …
  • R. C. Stauffer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1975. Notebooks : Charles Darwin’s …

To Daniel Oliver   20 [February 1863]

Summary

Having trouble understanding laws of phyllotaxy in order to grasp Hugh Falconer’s objections.

L. C. Treviranus on Primula [see 3980] misses the "prettiness" of the adaptations.

John Scott says P. scotica is never dimorphic.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  20 [Feb 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 41 (EH 88206024)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4052

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