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From W. D. Fox   22 June [1874]

Summary

Will try to get certain insectivorous plants for CD, especially Utricularia. Is glad to hear he has taken up Drosera.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 June [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 198, 198/2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9507

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Father, Caroline, Susan, & yourself. Kindest regards to M rs Darwin | Ever yours W D Fox
  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   22 June [1874] …
  • … the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 18 June 1874 . See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 18 June 1874 . Fox …

To W. D. Fox   11 May [1874]

Summary

Has just finished new editions of Descent

and Coral reefs.

Is working on a book almost wholly on Drosera; thinks he has made some discoveries.

Will never have strength and life to complete more of the series of books related to Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  11 May [1874]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 153)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9454

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   11 May [1874] …
  • … See letter from W.  D.  Fox, 8 May [1874] . Fox had sent CD a copy …
  • … poets ( Merrin 1864 ; see letter from W.  D.  Fox, 8 May [1874] and n.  3). Merrin 1864 , …
  • … crepitans is the bombadier beetle. See letter from W.  D.  Fox, 8 May [1874] and n.   …
  • … 9. See letter from W.  D.  Fox, 8 May [1874] and n.  11. CD refers to his father Robert …

To W. D. Fox   18 June 1874

Summary

Asks for living plant of Utricularia and information on Pinguicula lusitanica. Gives notes on habitats.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  18 June 1874
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 154)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9499

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   18 June 1874 …

From W. D. Fox   8 May [1874]

Summary

Has left Delamere and settled on the Isle of Wight.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 May [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 197
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9446

Matches: 4 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   8 May [1874] …
  • … wish of your old & attached Friend W.  D.  Fox | Kindest regards to M rs Darwin from my …
  • … Correspondence vol.  18, letter from W.  D.  Fox, 15 February [1870]). Fox refers to …

To John Price   27 [July 1874]

Summary

Discusses Utricularia sent by JP.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Price
Date:  27 [July 1874]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.445)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9565

Matches: 1 hit

  • … and send specimens to CD (see letter from W.  D.  Fox, 22 June [1874] ). CD identified the …

To Easton and Anderson   4 May [1874]

Summary

CD’s son Horace wishes to continue at Easton and Anderson’s Works. CD trusts they will not bind him to long hours of work as this would be against medical advice.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Easton and Anderson
Date:  4 May [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9440

Matches: 1 hit

  • … between this letter and the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 11 May [1874] . Horace Darwin served a …

To J. D. Hooker   2 July 1874

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Thinks Frank and he have worked out Pinguicula well and they long to attack Utricularia. Tried several plants with sticky glandular hairs; some few absorb ammonia, but the greater number do not. If JDH sends plant or seed of Lychnis CD will examine it to see whether it catches many flies. Asa Gray has written him much about Sarracenia, with a specimen showing the splendid dodge by which ground insects are enticed up and then drowned. Describes how it may be investigated, to see whether it absorbs decayed matter from flies, or ammonia thus generated.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 July 1874
Classmark:  DAR 95: 322–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9529

Matches: 1 hit

  • … of the Lentibulariaceae (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, 18 June 1874 ). In 1866, CD had asked …

From W. E. Darwin   [before 18 June 1874]

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Summary

Sends references on Utricularia and Pinguicula.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 18 June 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 137; Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 154)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9201

Matches: 1 hit

  • … between this letter and the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 18 June 1874 , in which CD enclosed the …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   9 June 1874

Summary

Did not know cabbage contained so much nitrogen.

Pinguicula more excited by seeds than Drosera. Asks for information about Pinguicula.

Asks name of weed.

Asks to borrow Utricularia plant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  9 June 1874
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9486

Matches: 1 hit

  • … to ? , 8 June 1874 , and letter to W.  D.  Fox, 18 June 1874 . Among the seeds CD used in …

From T. L. Marshall   16 July [1874]

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She and her father have been counting insect remains on Pinguicula hairs.

Author:  Theodosia Louisa Marshall
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 July [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 123–4, 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9551

Matches: 1 hit

  • … in the expedition to New Zealand (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, 11 May [1874] and n.  12). …

To J. D. Hooker   4 July 1874

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It would be interesting to prove that some plants feed on decayed animal matter whilst others like Drosera can digest fresh animal matter. Suggests the method for observing this.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 July 1874
Classmark:  DAR 95: 324–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9532

Matches: 1 hit

  • D.  Hooker, 1 July 1874 . CD had asked several correspondents for specimens of Utricularia (bladderwort; see letter to W.  T.  Thiselton-Dyer, 26 June 1874 ). He probably refers to William Darwin Fox ( …