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From W. E. Darwin   14 April [1864]

Summary

Observations on [length of style and length of filament and stigmas of] Pulmonaria.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Apr [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 110: A68–74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4462

From W. E. Darwin   18 April 1864

Summary

CD is right about variability [of Pulmonaria]. Encloses observations and diagrams of additional plants.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Apr 1864
Classmark:  DAR 110: A77–81b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4466

From W. E. Darwin   [30 April 1864]

Summary

[Outline sketches of pollen from long- and short-styled yellow cowslips and from red cowslip, magnified 350x.]

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [30 Apr 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 108: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4478

From W. E. Darwin   6 May 1864

Summary

Diagrams of short- and long-styled Pulmonaria under magnification.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 May 1864
Classmark:  DAR 110: A75–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4487F

From W. E. Darwin   12 May [1864]

Summary

Observations on style length of 150 flowers of Pulmonaria [angustifolia]. [See Forms of flowers, p. 105.]

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 110: A66–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4492

From W. E. Darwin   18 May [1864]

Summary

Sends Pulmonaria anthers, with measurements of styles and pollen counts.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 110: A83–6, A94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4500

From W. E. Darwin   [19 May 1864]

Summary

Sends specimens of Menyanthes with observations and drawings [see Forms of flowers, p. 115].

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 110: B43–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4502

From W. E. Darwin   [20 May 1864]

Summary

Clarifies his letter of 18 May [4500].

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 110: A82, A87–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4504

From W. E. Darwin   [April–May 1865]

Summary

Sends camera outlines of pollen. Thinks the red longstyled ones are more sterile than the yellow.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Apr–May 1865]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 20)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4506F

From W. E. Darwin   24 May 1864

Summary

Encloses drawings of Menyanthes and Pulmonaria anthers.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 May 1864
Classmark:  DAR 110: A89–93, B48–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4508

From W. E. Darwin   18 June [1864]

Summary

Doesn't think will be able to find Buckthorn. Sends reference from Revue de Deux Mondes. Is settled at the Bank.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 June [1864]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4538F

From W. E. Darwin   9 September [1867]

Summary

Suggests investments for CD;

discusses the opening of the Blackmore Museum, Salisbury;

mentions Edward Lumb of Buenos Aires, with whom CD stayed in Argentina.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Sept [1867]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4609F

From William Erasmus Darwin   [late February–May 1865]

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Summary

[Outline sketches of pollen from short-styled yellow primrose and from long-styled yellow and red primroses.]

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [late Feb–May 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 108: 89a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4729

From W. E. Darwin   [14 July 1865]

Summary

Wants to borrow money to buy stock in the bridge over the Itchen.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [14 July 1865]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 21)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4873F

From W. E. Darwin   [23 June 1866]

Summary

Ovules of males of two forms [of Rhamnus catharticus?] are abortive and both females have incomplete stamens.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23 June 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 109: A75
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4962

From W. E. Darwin   [1 December 1866]

Summary

William asks what to do about a complication in settling Aunt Catherine’s estate.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 Dec 1866]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5021F

From William Erasmus Darwin   [7 May – 11 June 1866]

Summary

Sends flowers of buckthorn [Rhamnus catharticus] collected on Isle of Wight.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7 May-11 June 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 109: A76
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5108

From W. E. Darwin   [18 June 1866]

Summary

Sends some specimens of three kinds of buckthorn.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [18 June 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 109: A70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5109

From W. E. Darwin   20 June [1866]

Summary

Thinks Rhamnus is a case of a dimorphic plant that has become dioecious.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 June [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 109: A77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5128

From W. E. Darwin   21 June [1866]

Summary

"It [Rhamnus catharticus?] is certainly a case of dimorphic become dioecious."

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 June [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 109: A80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5129
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