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From W. E. Darwin   8 May [1866]

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Describes the floral structure of broom, particularly the form of the varying anthers. Encloses drawings of anthers and pollen.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 May [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 76: B52, 66–72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3144

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

From W. E. Darwin   29 June [1866]

Summary

Sends flowers of the differing kinds [of Rhamnus?] with observations.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 June [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 109: A78–9, A47–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5134

From W. E. Darwin   [26–8 June 1866]

Summary

He has had a great struggle with Buckthorn, and would like CD to see the measurements some time.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26–8 June 1866]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5136F

From W. E. Darwin   8 and 9 August [1866]

Summary

Notes on examining Rhamnus Frangula

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 and 9 Aug 1866
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 23)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5185F

From W. E. Darwin   10 November [1866]

Summary

Has made will. Discusses financial arrangements and asks whether CD would like a mortgage.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Nov [1866]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5273F
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