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To John Ralfs   13 July [1874]

Summary

Discusses specimens of Utricularia.

Mentions JR’s work on desmids [The British Desmidieae [Desmidiae!?] (1848)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Ralfs
Date:  13 July [1874]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.443)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9546

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Ralfs, John
  • … Bibliography Ralfs, John. 1848. The British Desmidieæ. London: Reeve, Bentham, and Reeve. …
  • … To John Ralfs   13 July [1874] …
  • … Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.443) Charles Robert Darwin Down 13 July [1874] John Ralfs
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter from John Ralfs, 9 July 1874 . …
  • … See letter from John Ralfs, 9 July 1874 . Ralfs sent a small specimen of Utricularia ( …

From John Ralfs   9 July 1874

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Sends specimens of Pinguicula and observations made on them. [See Insectivorous plants, pp. 390–1.]

Author:  John Ralfs
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 July 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 73–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9540

Matches: 7 hits

  • Ralfs, John Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From John Ralfs   9 July 1874 …
  • … DAR 58.1: 73–4 John Ralfs Penzance 9 July 1874 Charles Robert Darwin …
  • … Pinguicula lusitanica is the pale butterwort; see letter to John Ralfs, 8 July 1874 , n.   …
  • … 2. See letter to John Ralfs, 8 July 1874 . …
  • … See letter to John Ralfs, 8 July 1874  and n.  5. …
  • … reward. I remain My dear Sir | Yours truly | John Ralfs Charles Darwin Esq 1.1 Yesterday … …

To John Ralfs   [after 25 June 1874]

Summary

Wants particularly to know whether seeds or leaves of other plants are ever found adhering to the leaves of Pinguicula. Observations would perhaps best be made in a month or two.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Ralfs
Date:  [after 25 June 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 59.1: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9514F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Ralfs, John
  • … To John Ralfs   [after 25 June 1874] …
  • … DAR 59.1: 88 Charles Robert Darwin Down [after 25 June 1874] John Ralfs

To John Ralfs   8 July 1874

Summary

Thanks for the Pinguicula plants, which have recovered, and asks if he could also send Utricularia, since his other supplies have failed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Ralfs
Date:  8 July 1874
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 76527)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9534F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Ralfs, John
  • … To John Ralfs   8 July 1874 …
  • … The Huntington Library (HM 76527) Charles Robert Darwin Down 8 July 1874 John Ralfs
  • … previous letters to or from Ralfs have been found. CD’s letter to John Price has not been …

To David Moore   12 July 1874

Summary

Thanks for Drosophyllum. No longer needs Utricularia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  David Moir; David Moore
Date:  12 July 1874
Classmark:  National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Library, Glasnevin (DSS/DM/1/1/16)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9544

Matches: 3 hits

  • … who had been searching for the plant (see letter to John Ralfs, 8 July 1874  and n.   …
  • … 2). John Ralfs sent CD specimens of Pinguicula grandiflora ( …
  • … flowered butterwort; see letter from John Ralfs, 9 July 1874 ). Moore had mentioned that …

To J. D. Hooker   1 October [1874]

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Thanks JDH for extract on Hedychium pollination; it shows CD’s prior interpretation was incorrect.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 Oct [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 95: 421–422
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9665

Matches: 2 hits

  • … to David Moore, 12 July 1874 ; for Penzance, see the letter from John Ralfs, 9 July 1874 , …
  • … and the letter to John Ralfs, 13 July [1874] . Hooker’s daughter Harriet Anne Hooker sent …

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: 2 hits

  • … Hooker. Thiselton-Dyer suggested that CD approach John Ralfs (see letter from W.  T.   …
  • … 25 June 1874 ; see also letters from John Ralfs, 8 July 1874 and 9 July 1874). Thiselton- …

To ?   8 June 1874

Summary

Asks about insects and seeds on leaves of Pinguicula.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  8 June 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.435)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9230

Matches: 1 hit

  • … used as the basis for the draft letter to John Ralfs, [after 25 June 1874] ; CD marked the …

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

  • … to William Darwin Fox (see letter to John Ralfs, 8 July 1874 and n. 2). Mg: morning. …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   26 June 1874

Summary

Thanks for letter and seeds.

Asks that Hooker return references about plants eating insects.

Discusses Pinguicula.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  26 June 1874
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 14–15)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9515

Matches: 1 hit

  • … letter. Exalbuminous: having no albumen. John Ralfs; see letter from W.  T.   Thiselton- …

To W. C. Marshall   8 June [1874]

Summary

Asks what proportion of leaves of Pinguicula have insects adhering to them. Also, whether seeds of any plants ever adhere to the leaves, and in what situations does P. vulgaris grow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Cecil (Bill) Marshall
Date:  8 June [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C61–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9485F

Matches: 1 hit

  • … to ? , 8 June 1874 , and letter to John Ralfs, [after 25 June 1874] ; see also letter to …

From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   25 June 1874

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Reports on his examination of the dried specimens of Pinguicula at Kew to answer CD’s query whether all species secrete.

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 June 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 64–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9513

Matches: 1 hit

  • … of Pinguicula (butterwort); the botanist John Ralfs was known to Joseph Dalton Hooker (see …

From John Price   [27 July 1874]

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Has some Utricularia minor for CD. Has found the bladders on U. vulgaris are not floats.

Thanks CD for book [Descent, 2d ed.].

Author:  John Price
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [27 July 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9522

Matches: 1 hit

  • … had written to Price in his letter to John Ralfs, 8 July 1874 . CD probably sent Price a …

From Mary Treat   2 December 1874

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Observations on the insects captured by Utricularia.

Author:  Mary Lua Adelia (Mary) Treat
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 109–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9740

Matches: 1 hit

  • … the plant themselves (see letter to John Ralfs, 13 July [1874] ). Treat published her …