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To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   27 January [1880]

Summary

Asa Gray wants seeds of a variety of cotton known as vine cotton.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  27 Jan 1880
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 203–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12440

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  • Asa Gray wants seeds of a variety of cotton known as vine cotton. …
  • … Orpington. S.E.R. Jan 27 th My dear Dyer. Asa Gray has sent me cotton-seeds (so that I now …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   11 October [1877]

Summary

Movements in cotyledons; outlines tracing technique. [A tracing of movements of red cabbage cotyledon enclosed.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  11 Oct [1877]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Darwin: Letters to Thiselton-Dyer, 1873–81: ff. 103–5) (Image reproduced with the kind permission of the Board of Trustees)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11178

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  • … had a short & very prosperous note from Asa Gray, who says Hooker is very prosperous & …
  • … together in the region over the summer (see letter from Asa Gray, 27 September 1877 ). …
  • … year is established by the reference to Asa Gray’s letter (see n. 7, below). CD had asked …
  • … from cold ( Movement in plants , p. 3). Asa Gray and Joseph Dalton Hooker were busy …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   4 June 1874

Summary

Discusses effects of water on movement of insectivorous plants.

Has just found that Pinguicula can digest albumen.

Asa Gray writes that Sarracenia secretes trail of fluid to attract insects [see 9455].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  4 June 1874
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 8–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9481

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  • … found that Pinguicula can digest albumen. Asa Gray writes that Sarracenia secretes trail …
  • … very sincerely | Ch. Darwin P.S.  I heard from Asa Gray a week ago, & he tells tells me a …
  • … 25 July 1874 are in DAR 59.1: 47 and 93. See letter from Asa Gray, 12 May 1874  and n.  4. …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   24 October [1878]

Summary

Wants some plants for sleep-movement observations. Has almost finished experimental work and must start sorting his notes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  24 Oct [1878]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 150–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11727

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  • … Botanic Gardens, Kew); letters from Joseph Dalton Hooker to Asa Gray, 18 September 1878 …
  • … and 13 October 1878 (Asa Gray Correspondence 39, Archives of the Gray Herbarium)). CD’s …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   2 August [1878]

Summary

Thanks for plants and seeds; requests for more to test Sachs’s notion on "bloom".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  2 Aug [1878]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 141–3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11637

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  • … Kew on 22 January 1878 ( letter to Asa Gray, 21 [and 22] January 1878 ). CD had been shown …

From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   11 May 1878

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Summary

WTT-D’s statement perverted by Times [4 May 1878, p. 6, on WTT-D’s Royal Institution lectures on vegetable morphology].

S. H. Vines’s work on light inhibition of Phycomyces hyphae ["The influence of light upon the growth of unicellular organs" (1878), Arb. Bot. Inst. Würzburg 2 (1882): 133–47] suggests heliotropism in green plants is independent of, and more primitive than, photosynthesis.

Heliotropism in aerial roots.

Frank Darwin’s work.

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 May 1878
Classmark:  DAR 209.8: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11503

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  • … Kew on 22 January 1878 ( letter to Asa Gray, 21 [and 22] January 1878 ). Henry Nottidge …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   3 October [1875]

Summary

Suggests WTT-D read account of Bignonia capreolata in forthcoming Climbing plants.

Plans experiments [on Melastomataceae]. Describes similar experiment performed on Monochaetum. Interested in meaning of differently coloured stamens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  3 Oct [1875]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W.T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 29–30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10180

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  • … see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to Asa Gray, 16 February [1862] ). CD became ill around …

From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   29 January 1878

Summary

Information on Cyclamen and other plants.

Identification of some plants.

"Bloom".

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 133.19: 10, 11, DAR 178: 102, DAR 209.4: 433–4, DAR 209.11: 258, 259, DAR 209.12: 88, Petit and Théodoridès 1959, pp. 210–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11339

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  • … at Kew on 22 January 1878 ( letter to Asa Gray, 21 [and 22] January 1878 ), and Thiselton- …
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