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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]
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Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4083

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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   [28 January – 8 February 1864]

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Botanists are obliged to regard tendrils as either leaf- or stem-formations. Vitis, Passiflora, and Clematis are discussed. [See 4398.]

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 Jan – 8 Feb 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 157.2: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4398F

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To Daniel Oliver   15 June [1864]

Summary

L. H. Palm [Über das Winden der Pflanzen (1827)] is better on climbing plants than H. von Mohl [Über den Bau und das Winden der Ranken und Schlingpflanzen (1827)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  15 June [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 49 (EH 88206032)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4536

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From Daniel Oliver   12 March 1877

Summary

Discusses the cleistogamous flowers of Oxalis. Thinks they may not be truly cleistogamous but merely arrested or imperfectly developed normal flowers.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1877
Classmark:  DAR 173: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10890

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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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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   1 June [1867]

Summary

Asks DO to identify a plant grown from earth adhering to the foot of a woodcock.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  1 June [1867]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection), FF10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3587

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To Daniel Oliver   8 June [1862]

Summary

Describes floral anatomy of a Catasetum sent by DO.

Has gone on from orchids to studying insect agency in Pelargonium.

His doubts on the worth of publishing Orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  8 June [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 32 (EH 88206015)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3592

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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   13 July [1864]

Summary

If CD understood Nepenthes, he would understand every class of climbers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  13 July [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 50 (EH 88206033)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4564

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To Daniel Oliver   15 December [1864]

Summary

Requests addresses of J. E. Planchon, W. F. Hofmeister and M. J. Schleiden so he can send them copies of Lythrum paper [Collected papers 2: 106–31].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  15 Dec [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 62 (EH 88206045)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4716

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From Daniel Oliver   [before February 1868]

Summary

Notes on the taxonomy of Primula.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before Feb 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 108: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5824F

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From Daniel Oliver   19 December 1874

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Sends Utricularia montana and Byblis species.

Drosera census numbers 100 species.

Genlisea distinguished from Utricularia.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 112–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9765

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