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To W. E. Darwin   30 November [1861]

Summary

Reports on state of family’s health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  30 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 108
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3835

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To ?   25 November [1861–8]

Summary

Has read correspondent’s notice on bent cleavage. Refers him to observations on the same fact in South America, p. 160. CD has also suggested a conjectural explanation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  25 Nov [1861-8]
Classmark:  Royal Institution of Great Britain (RI MS F/1/M)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13881

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To John Lindley   17 November [1861]

Summary

Lady Dorothy [Nevill] has written very obligingly and sent a lot of orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  17 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 197)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3323

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To W. E. Darwin   15 November [1861]

Summary

Discusses stock-brokers; hopes to be able to see WED at Christmas.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  15 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3319

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From George Bentham   29 November 1861

Summary

Lists pairs of Oxalis species with differing proportions of stamens and styles.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Nov 1861
Classmark:  DAR 109 (ser. 2): 121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3332

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To W. E. Darwin   4 November [1861]

Summary

Reports events at Down;

has been doing good work on the homologies of orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  4 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3307

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To John Lindley   1 November [1861]

Summary

CD is sending an orchid flower; asks JL to identify it.

Also asks if JL can spare a dried flower of another orchid (name forgotten) [which CD describes] so that he can try to trace its ducts or spiral vessels.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  1 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 195)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3306

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From Daniel Oliver   8 November 1861

Summary

Refers CD to a paper which he ought to know: Ch. Fermond, "Faits pour servir à l’histoire générale de la fécondation chez les végétaux", Recueil des travaux de la Société d’émulation pour les sciences pharmaceutiques 3 (1859).

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Nov 1861
Classmark:  DAR 91: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3312

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To George Bentham   9 November [1861]

Summary

Thanks GB for arranging for his paper ["Two forms of Primula", Collected papers 2: 45–63] and for his photograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  9 [Nov 1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham letters: 693)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3314

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To John Lindley   16 November [1861]

Summary

CD sends thanks for many valuable dried specimens [of orchids]. Has been promised Catasetum and some Dendrobium by Mr Rucker; has written also to Lady Dorothy [Nevill].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  16 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 196)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3321

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To George Bentham   30 November [1861]

Summary

Thanks GB for valuable letter [3331].

Will follow his suggestion about violets.

Discusses differences between Thymus and Primula.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  30 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham letters: 691)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3335

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To Robert Scot Skirving   16 November [1861–8]

Summary

Knows nothing of the habits of earwigs. Thinks Edward Newman may be trusted on the point [as to whether or not earwigs can fly].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Scot Skirving
Date:  16 Nov [1861-8]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 481
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4673

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To George Bentham   24 November [1861]

Summary

Requests more precise details about Oxalis, to which GB referred in his remarks on Primula.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  24 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham letters: 688)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3328

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To George Bentham   26 November [1861]

Summary

Would prefer to have Primula paper published in the Linnean Society’s Journal rather than Transactions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  26 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham letters: 689)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3330

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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 William Hugh Gower   23 November 1861

Summary

Sends notes on fertilisation of Victoria regia tending to show that impregnation with foreign pollen increases productivity of seeds.

Author:  William Hugh Gower
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Nov 1861
Classmark:  DAR 165: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3327

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  • Darwin’s Natural selection: being the second part of his big species book written from 1856 to 1858. Edited by R. C. …

To J. D. Hooker   5 [November 1861]

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Asks JDH to look at movement of labellum in an orchid.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  5 [Nov 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3308

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To J. D. Hooker   6 [November 1861]

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Rostellum of Masdevallia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  6 [Nov 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3309

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To J. D. Hooker   20 [November 1861]

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JDH asked to check Lindley on Acropera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 [Nov 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 132
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3325

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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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