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To A. G. More   5 August [1860]

Summary

Thanks for observations on bee orchid.

Comments on Hooker’s ["On the functions and structure of the rostellum of Listera ovata", Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 144 (1854): 259–64].

Discusses rostellum and describes fertilisation of Epipactis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  5 Aug [1860]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2890

To A. G. More   9 August [1860]

Summary

Asks AGM to make an experiment on Epipactis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  9 Aug [1860]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2894

To A. G. More   5 September [1860]

Summary

Discusses Spiranthes. Did AGM see dipterous insects insert proboscis?

Asks for information about Epipactis.

Describes fertilisation of Orchis pyramidalis.

Has received moth with pollen from O. pyramidalis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  5 Sept [1860]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2906

To Alexander Goodman More   8 March [1861]

Summary

Obliged for offer to observe orchids.

Not surprised that AGM demurs to acceptance of his views. Discusses effects of natural selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  8 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3084

To A. G. More   2 June [1861]

Summary

Asks for specimens of Aceras.

Mentions orchid species he has seen. Asks AGM to make observations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  2 June [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3174

To A. G. More   4 June [1861]

Summary

Sends queries concerning insect fertilisation of Epipactis palustris.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  4 June [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3175

To A. G. More   17 June [1861]

Summary

Would be grateful for observations on orchids.

Believes Spiranthes visited by moths. Asks AGM to repeat experiment on Spiranthes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  17 June [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3187

To A. G. More   7 July [1861]

Summary

Asks for more flowers of Epipactis palustris. Asks AGM to experiment on Epipactis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  7 July [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3203

To A. G. More   17 [July 1861]

Summary

Asks for specimen of Orchis latifolia and O. maculata. " … as some Botanists doubt whether they are distinct species it would be rather curious to show them insects distinguish them".

Found a lot of bee orchids. "All facts point clearly to self-fertilisation in this species; yet I cannot swallow the bitter pill."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  17 [July 1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3211

To A. G. More   19 July [1861]

Summary

Thanks for Epipactis palustris. Doubts moths are the visitants. Thanks for experiment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  19 July [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3213

To A. G. More   13 [August 1861]

Summary

Has found hundreds of Spiranthes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  13 [Aug 1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3232

To A. G. More   23 September [1861]

Summary

Would like capsule of Epipactis palustris. Asks for information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  23 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3262

To A. G. More   1 October [1861]

Summary

Discusses seed capsules [of Epipactis palustris?].

Sorry AGM is in bad health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  1 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3273

To Alexander Goodman More   18 May [1862]

Summary

Asks AGM to experiment on Epipactis palustris.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  18 May [1862]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3560

To A. G. More   7 June [1862]

Summary

Suspects that bee orchid is self-fertilising form of Ophrys arachnites, which requires insect aid.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  7 June [1862]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3591

To A. G. More   26 September [1862]

Summary

Describes experiment on role of labellum in fertilisation of orchids. Asks for information.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  26 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3739

To A. G. More   1 October [1862]

Summary

Thanks for information. Asks for more information about labellum of orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  1 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3748

To Alexander Goodman More   24 June [1869]

Summary

Asks AGM to observe fertilisation of Epipactis palustris. Has found that E. latifolia is fertilised by wasps.

Making revisions for French edition of Orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  24 June 1869
Classmark:  DAR 146: 408
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6801

To A. G. More   [after 28 September 1881]

Summary

Knows nothing of AGM’s work and is not personally acquainted with him so he cannot provide a testimonial.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  [after 28 Sept 1881]
Classmark:  DAR 202: 113v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13362

To Alexander Goodman More   24 June [1860]

Summary

Asks for information about pollen of bee orchid. Asks for specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Goodman More
Date:  24 June [1860]
Classmark:  Royal Irish Academy (A. G. More papers RIA MS 4 B 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2841
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