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To John Lindley   15 December [1861]

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Thanks JL for a flower of Bolbophyllum, a genus that puzzles him.

Recent work has convinced him a number of orchids are male. Points out that JL [in The vegetable kingdom (1846), pp. 177–8] "accidentally misquoted" R. H. Schomburgk on this point.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lindley
Date:  15 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Lindley letters, A–K: 198)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3344

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To John Innes   15 December [1861]

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Delighted to have Quiz [Johnny Innes’ dog].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  15 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3343

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To H. W. Bates   15 December [1861]

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Praises MS of first chapter of HWB’s book [The naturalist on the river Amazons (1863)]. Suggests he give common names and make comparisons to familiar English species to help readers. Suggests a few changes. Will speak strongly to Murray about publishing whenever HWB is ready.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  15 Dec [1861]
Classmark:  Leeds University Library Special Collections (Brotherton collection) (tipped into a copy of Bates 1892)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3345

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