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To W. E. Darwin   9 [June 1880]

Summary

Sends Asa Gray’s lectures on Natural science and religion [1880].

Greatly enjoyed their stay at Bassett.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  9 [June 1880]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12624

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  • … Bibliography Gray, Asa. 1880b. Natural science and religion: two lectures delivered to the …
  • … Sends Asa Gray’s lectures on Natural science and religion [1880]. Greatly enjoyed their …

To W. E. Darwin   8 April [1868]

Summary

Thanks C. L. Langstaff for his observations relating to expression. Has requested observations on the platysma. Discusses the actions of other facial muscles, especially during crying. [Encloses 5828.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  8 Apr [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 124, 128
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6103

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872. [Gray, Asa. ] 1868. [Review of Variation. ] Nation 6 ( …
  • … Correspondence vol.  15, letter from Asa Gray, [after 17 September 1867] . The US edition …
  • … Observer— — There is rather good one by Asa Gray in the Nation in U. States, where they …

To W. E. Darwin   [24 July 1862]

Summary

Discusses dimorphic plants, valerian and Erythraea. Would like to look at them; suggests WED draw up a paper on them.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [24 July 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 101
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3632

Matches: 2 hits

  • … s diary (DAR 242); see also letter to Asa Gray, 23[–4] July [1862] , letters to W.  E.   …
  • … and [after 14 July 1862] , and letter to Asa Gray, 14 July [1862] ). See letter from W.   …

To W. E. Darwin   9 July [1862]

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Lenny [Leonard Darwin]’s illness.

Polymorphism in valerian and Lythrum salicaria.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  9 July [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3649

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  • … has not been found. CD had learned from Asa Gray that some species of Valeriana were …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  9, letter from Asa Gray, 31 December 1861 ). For William’s …

To W. E. Darwin   22 June [1866]

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Polymorphism in Rhamnus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  22 June [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 15
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5131

Matches: 2 hits

  • … E.  Darwin, [18 June 1866] and n.  3. Asa Gray had described two hermaphrodite forms of …
  • … to look at ovules in pistillate male:— Asa Gray says in letter that Rhamnus lanceolatus of …

From H. E. Darwin to W. E. Darwin   [18 May 1864]

Summary

CD would like to see Rhamnus, as an American species is dimorphic.

Sends red cowslip pollen to be measured.

Author:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [18 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4442

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  • … where he could purchase a specimen after Asa Gray wrote that a North American species ( …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  9, letter from Asa Gray, 11 October 1861 , and second letter to …

To W. E. Darwin   [5 May 1863]

Summary

Discusses dimorphic plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [5 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4140

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 9 August [1862] ). CD and Emma were …
  • … Correspondence vol.  10, letters to Asa Gray, 15 March [1862] and n.  11, and 9 August [ …

To W. E. Darwin   [10 May 1863]

Summary

Thanks WED for his botanical specimens and observations.

Discusses Corydalis and the fertilisation of Fumariaceae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [10 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4151

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 9 August [1862] , n.  8). CD evidently …
  • … mechanisms of Fumariaceae in 1858, after Asa Gray argued that the family was one in which …

To W. E. Darwin   21 and 22 April [1861?]

Summary

Returns [an unspecified] enclosure referring to "a most wonderful cure".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  21 and 22 Apr 1861
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3124

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  • … from for many months (see letters to Asa Gray, 23 [January 1861] and to W.  E.  Darwin, [ …

To W. E. Darwin   [after 14 July 1862]

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Leonard’s illness.

Polymorphism in valerian and Erythraea.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [after 14 July 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 12
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3650

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  • … 1862] and 9 July [1862] , and letter to Asa Gray, 14 July [1862] and n.  3). William had …

To W. E. Darwin   [2–3 September 1862]

Summary

Asks WED to send some specimens [of Lythrum?].

[Letter from Emma Darwin to WED on verso.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [2–3 Sept 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3673

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  • … Lubbock, 2 September [1862] , letter to Asa Gray, [3–]4 September [1862] , and letter to …

To W. E. Darwin   19 [June 1866]

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Different forms of flowers of Rhamnus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  19 [June 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5125

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  • … no pollen ( Correspondence vol.  9, letter to Asa Gray, 17 September [1861] ). In Forms of …

From Emma and Charles Darwin to W. E. Darwin   [20 May 1864]

Summary

CD much obliged for specimen and drawings.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin; Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [20 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 97: A7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3366

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  • … arrived later (see, for example, letter to Asa Gray, 28 May [1864] ). See letter from H.   …

To William Erasmus Darwin   [1 May 1864]

Summary

Writes of dimorphic plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [1 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5127

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  9, letter from Asa Gray, 11 October 1861 ). CD evidently saw …

To W. E. Darwin   [31 May 1862]

Summary

Wants WED to forward dried Malaxis to G. C. Oxenden.

Has been dissecting Viola flowers.

[Letter from Emma Darwin to WED, verso p. 3.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [31 May 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3580

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  • … vol.  9, frontispiece, and letter to Asa Gray, 11 April [1861] ). According to Emma …

To W. E. Darwin   3 May [1864]

Summary

Thanks WED for measuring cowslip pollen. Sends dimorphic flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  3 May [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 97: A8, A10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4480

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  • … Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 16 February [1862] , and Correspondence …

To W. E. Darwin   [2–3 August 1862]

Summary

Discusses Lythrum, "a really wonderful case"; asks WED to make observations and collect specimens; sends a diagram which shows what crosses he believes are fertile.

Would like George to watch bees visiting the flowers; wants some pods from different forms to compare shapes and count seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [2-3 Aug 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 70, DAR 210.6: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3678

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  • … June 1862] and n.  16, and letter to Asa Gray, 1 July [1862] and nn.  7–9). The following …

To W. E. Darwin   4 [July 1862]

Summary

Reports some observations on the fertilisation of wheat which WED might follow up.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  4 [July 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3641

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  • … and 14 [October 1862] , and letter to Asa Gray, 16 October [1862] ). CD later discussed …

To W. E. Darwin   14 May [1864]

Summary

Discusses WED’s observations on polymorphic flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  14 May [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 97: A1–2, A4–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4495

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  10, letter to Asa Gray, 9 August [1862] and n.  8, n.  8, above, …

To W. E. Darwin   29 [March–June 1863 or 1864?]

Summary

Would like WED to send a specimen of the unusual plant organ of which he sent a drawing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  29 [Mar 1863 - June 1863 or Mar 1864 - June 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3367

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  • … March 1863] and n.  7, and letter to Asa Gray, 31 May [1863] ). CD published the results …
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