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To Bingham Sibthorpe Malden   15–16 June [1861]

Summary

Thanks BSM for orchid specimens. Discusses various species of Orchis and Ophrys.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bingham Sibthorpe Malden
Date:  15-16 June [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.254)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3183

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To George Gordon   22 June [1861]

Summary

Thanks GG for his efforts. Corallorhiza would be most valuable.

Leaves for Torquay on 1 July.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Gordon
Date:  22 June [1861]
Classmark:  Elgin Museum (Gordon Archive 61.8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3191

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  • Darwin, C. R. Gordon, George (b) …

To John Lubbock   24 June [1861]

Summary

There have been delays, but William Darwin’s banking position is nearly settled.

Is going to Torquay, where he will write up his work on orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  24 June [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 40d (EH 88206453)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3195

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To W. B. Tegetmeier   14 June [1861]

Summary

Sends MS on fowls for WBT’s inspection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  14 June [1861]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4533

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To C. W. Crocker   1 June [1861]

Summary

Suggests procedures for breeding experiments with hollyhocks. Recommends C. F. v. Gärtner [Bastarderzeugung (1849)]. [See also 3151]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles William Crocker
Date:  1 June [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.251)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3170

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To A. G. More   4 June 1861

Summary

Sends queries concerning insect fertilisation of Epipactis palustris.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  4 June 1861
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3175

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To P. L. Sclater   2 June [1861]

Summary

Discusses feral rabbits of Porto Santo. Arranges for care of rabbits while the Darwins visit Torquay.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  2 June [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.252)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3173

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To A. G. More   2 June 1861

Summary

Asks for specimens of Aceras.

Mentions orchid species he has seen. Asks AGM to make observations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  2 June 1861
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3174

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From Thomas Francis Jamieson   13 June 1861

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Will look for botanical specimens CD requested.

Tells of a kestrel with a broken leg which apparently was forced to change its diet to worms and snails because of the injury.

Author:  Thomas Francis Jamieson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 June 1861
Classmark:  DAR 47: 171–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3180

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To J. D. Hooker   22 June [1861]

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Summary

Many mutual acquaintances are ill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 June [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3192

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To A. G. More   17 June 1861

Summary

Would be grateful for observations on orchids.

Believes Spiranthes visited by moths. Asks AGM to repeat experiment on Spiranthes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  17 June 1861
Classmark:  DAR 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3187

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To Samuel Pickworth Woodward   5 June [1861]

Summary

Gives directions to Down. Would be happy to see SPW but regrets they "have no attractions".

Agrees about colonisation of Arctic region.

CD thought that his St Helena land shells had quite recently become embedded; his specimens are at the Geological Society.

Can SPW ask A. Günther for any references to Silurus escaping from the Danube?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Samuel Pickworth Woodward
Date:  5 June [1861]
Classmark:  British Library (Add MS 42579: 230–32b)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3043

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  • Darwin, C. R. Woodward, S. P. …
  • C.  Darwin I just see by starting from Victoria St.  by London Chatham & Dover R.  you can …

To Asa Gray   5 June [1861]

Summary

AG’s review of John Phillips’ book [Life on earth (1860), in Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 31 (1861): 444–9].

Thinks his experiments will explain Primula dimorphism.

Insect fertilisation of orchids.

Wishes that the "greatest curse on Earth", slavery, were abolished.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  5 June [1861]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (60)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3176

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To Journal of Horticulture   [before 18 June 1861]

Summary

CD, commenting on a case of peloric flowering in Auricula, urges readers to send in their observations on whether flowers nearest the axis tend to differ from others on the plant. Such a law of variation would be worth discovering.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Journal of Horticulture
Date:  [before 18 June 1861]
Classmark:  Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener, and Country Gentleman n.s. 1 (1861): 211
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3188

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To J. D. Hooker   19 June [1861]

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CD’s changing taste in periodical literature.

William Darwin’s partnership in bank.

Work: variation and orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  19 June [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3190

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From H. C. Watson to George Gordon   27 June 1861

Summary

Regrets he cannot assist the fulfilment of CD’s request for a specimen of the orchid Corallorhiza.

Author:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Addressee:  George Gordon
Date:  27 June 1861
Classmark:  Elgin Museum (Gordon Archive 61.9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3197F

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  • … from the Bot c . Garden. — I will suggest this course to M r . Darwin. I fear that Mr.   …
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