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From Margaret Susan Wedgwood   [before 4 August 1862]

Summary

Proportions of different forms of Lythrum.

Author:  Margaret Susan Wedgwood; Margaret Susan Vaughan Williams
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 4 Aug 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 181: 64
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3681

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  • … to K.  E.  S. , L.  C. , and M.  S.  Wedgwood, 4 [August 1862] , and letter from M.  S.   …
  • … letter to K.  E.  S. , L.  C. , and M.  S.  Wedgwood, 4 [August 1862] ). CD wanted to know …

From Lucy Caroline Wedgwood   [April–May 1865?]

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Summary

Observations for CD on oxlips, which she finds never grow near cowslips or primroses.

Author:  Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Apr–May 1865?]
Classmark:  DAR 108: 171–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4370

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To C. C. Babington   2 September [1862]

Summary

Can CCB get Lythrum hyssopifolium seeds?

Hottonia splendidly dimorphic.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Cardale Babington
Date:  2 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add.8182: 24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3707

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  • … letter to K.  E.  S. , L.  C. , and M.  S.  Wedgwood, 4 [August 1862] , and letter to Asa …

From M. S. Wedgwood   [6 August 1862]

Summary

Looked for Hottonia but with little success.

Author:  Margaret Susan Wedgwood; Margaret Susan Vaughan Williams
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 Aug 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3674

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  • … letter to K.  E.  S. , L.  C. , and M.  S.  Wedgwood, 4 [August 1862] , and to CD’s notes …
  • … to K.  E.  S. , L.  C. , and M.  S.  Wedgwood, 4 [August 1862] , CD stated his intention …
  • … letter to K.  E.  S. , L.  C.  and M.  S.  Wedgwood, 4 [August 1862]. CD’s notes on the …

To K. E. S., L. C., and M. S. Wedgwood   4 [August 1862]

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Their enumeration [of forms of Lythrum?] is invaluable. He will write later to explain what he is trying to prove about Lythrum through laborious crosses.

Asks for flowers of both forms of Hottonia to measure pollen and compare stigmas.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Katherine Elizabeth Sophy (Sophy) Wedgwood; Margaret Susan Wedgwood; Margaret Susan Vaughan Williams; Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Date:  4 [Aug 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4373

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  • … To K.  E.  S. , L.  C. , and M.  S.  Wedgwood   4 [August 1862] …

To Charles Lyell   9 June [1867]

Summary

Discusses hybridisation in cowslip and primrose.

Mentions proposed visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  9 June [1867]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.329)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5566

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  • 1862 and 1867, are in DAR 157a: 75–7 and DAR 108. See Correspondence vol.  12, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 10 June [1864] and n.  17, and Correspondence vol.  13, letter from L.  C.  Wedgwood, [ …

To Sophy Wedgwood   24 March [1878–80]

Summary

Asks her to observe seedlings of Neottia breaking the surface to see whether the flower stems grow straight up or form arches, and whether they secrete water that softens the surrounding ground.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Katherine Elizabeth Sophy (Sophy) Wedgwood
Date:  24 Mar [1878-80]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 4251: 333)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11442

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  • Wedgwood , at Leith Hill Place in Surrey (see Correspondence vol. 10, letter to K. E. S. , L. C. , and M. S. Wedgwood, 4 [ August 1862] . …