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To W. E. Darwin   [5 May 1863]

Summary

Discusses dimorphic plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [5 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 110
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4140

To W. E. Darwin   [10 May 1863]

Summary

Thanks WED for his botanical specimens and observations.

Discusses Corydalis and the fertilisation of Fumariaceae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [10 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4151

To W. E. Darwin   [25 July 1863]

Summary

Relates events at Down;

asks WED to make some observations on Lythrum.

His present hobby-horse is tendrils.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [25 July 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4199

To W. E. Darwin   29 [June 1863?]

Summary

Would like WED to send a specimen of the unusual plant organ of which he sent a drawing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  29 [June 1863?]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3367

From W. E. Darwin   [28 June 1863?]

Summary

Sends description of Chrysosplene, asks about glands.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [28 June 1863?]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3894F

From W. E. Darwin   12 March [1863]

Summary

Discusses partnership in bank and whether Atherley would like to retire.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4035F

From W. E. Darwin   22 April [1863]

Summary

Sent off Corydalis. Observations on Corydalis pistils.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr [1863]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4120F

From W. E. Darwin   1 May [1863]

Summary

Discusses dimorphism in linum and primula. Describes death of Mrs. Ashworth.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 May [1863]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 15)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4135F

From W. E. Darwin   4 May [1863]

Summary

Sends observations on [Anchusa] plants from Isle of Wight.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 110: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4139

From W. E. Darwin   8 May [1863]

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Summary

Describes the structure of Corydalis and its arrangement for making pollen accessible to bees.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 76: B188–90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4147

From W. E. Darwin   17 and 20 May [1863]

Summary

Alarmed that CD did not see what WED saw in Corydalis lutea. Has found buckbean in the New Forest. Will get seeds of Corydalis claviculata.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 and 20 May 1863
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 16)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4168F

From W. E. Darwin   27 June [1863?]

Summary

Spoke to Rosas, and gave him CD’s paper.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 June [1863?]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4222F

From W. E. Darwin   23 July [1863]

Summary

Could not find Anchusa but will go out and find some.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 July [1863]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4251F

From W. E. Darwin   21 August [1863]

Summary

Has signed and forwarded some orders.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Aug [1863?]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4271

From Charles and Emma Darwin to William Erasmus Darwin   [4 May 1863]

Summary

Glad to hear of the plant; CD instructs WED to make further observations. If it is a good case he will insist on WED’s sending a communication to the Linnean Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [4 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 219.1: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4139F
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