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To Joseph Reay Greene?   24 September [1861]


Thanks for gift of treatise on Coelenterata [? Manual of the sub-kingdom Coelenterata (1861)]. "… I was but lately wishing to read some treatise up to the present mark, on these animals. I have cut the pages & can clearly see that your work will much interest & instruct me".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Reay Greene
Date:  24 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  Sotheby’s (dealers) (21 December 1965)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3265

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To John Murray   24 September [1861]


Thanks JM for his liberal offer [to publish Orchids]. CD fears the public will not be interested, but thinks it will "do good to the Origin as it will show that I worked hard on details and it will perhaps serve [to] illustrate how Natural History may be worked under the belief of the modification of Species".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  24 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 108–109B)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3264

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  • Darwin, C. R. Murray, John (b) …
  • r Sowerby to draw one—for the woodcut, which I shall use will hardly do— Please let me have one line, if you wish for an ornament. — On the various contrivances by which British Orchids are fertilised by Insects; & on the good effects of Intercrossing.  by Charles Darwin M.A.  FR.S. &c. …

To J. D. Hooker   24 September [1861]



CD’s orchid paper is to become orchid book [Orchids].

Primula paper is done [Collected papers 2: 45–63].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3263

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