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To D. F. Nevill   3 September 1874

Summary

Thanks DFN for her letter [see 9620].

Has nearly finished work on Dionaea.

Asks her to send a specimen of Drosera dichotoma.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  3 Sept 1874
Classmark:  Nevill 1910, pp. 107–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9624F

To D. F. Nevill   7 September 1874

Summary

Thanks her for specimen of Drosera. Asks for an epiphytic Utricularia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  7 Sept 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.449)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9627

To D. F. Nevill   11 September [1874]

Summary

Returns a Drosera, from which he cut a piece for microscopic examination.

Utricularia montana just arrived.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  11 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9632

To D. F. Nevill   12 September [1874]

Summary

CD has never before seen the Utricularia DN has sent. Hooker had told him about it. Asks that her gardener observe young Utricularia: CD is interested in internal structure of little balls on bladders.

Sends photograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  12 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9634

To D. F. Nevill   18 September [1874]

Summary

Stupidly missed Utricularia bladders, which he assumed were with the leaves. Has now found true bladders on roots and has evidence of captive prey. Thinks bladders capture subterranean insects. Thinks the large bladder-like structures are water reservoirs. DN’s plant has given him a most enjoyable day of work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  18 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9644

To D. F. Nevill   29 December 1874

Summary

CD thought he had already reported to DN on Utricularia. The large swellings in roots store water. The minute bladders are adapted to catch live animals and feed on decayed remains.

Will visit DN when in London this winter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  29 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 147: 187
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9789

To D. F. Nevill   [1861–82]

Summary

[Valediction and signature only.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  [1861–82]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9791

To D. F. Nevill   15 February 1875

Summary

Cannot visit now because of work on Insectivorous plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  15 Feb 1875
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.463)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9856

To D. F. Nevill   19 and 21 February [1878]

Summary

Will call on addressee when he is next in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  19 and 21 Feb 1878
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 57940 f. 106)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9863F

To D. F. Nevill   6 April [1876–82]

Summary

Received Darlingtonia; cannot explain its fructification.

Declines invitation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  6 Apr [1876-82]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9915

To D. F. Nevill   15 July [1875]

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Summary

Sends his autograph

and is delighted DN was interested by part of his book [Insectivorous plants].

Would be pleased to see DN at Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  15 July [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10068

To D. F. Nevill   15 January 1877

Summary

Thanks DN for references.

The Apocyanaceae that catch Lepidoptera represent the most gratuitous case of cruelty in nature known to CD, since the captured butterfly is of no use to the plant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  15 Jan 1877
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10789

To D. F. Nevill   23 December 1880

Summary

CD is familiar with cases of prepotency that are so strong that a cross has no effect.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  23 Dec 1880
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12933

To D. F. Nevill   29 November 1881

Summary

Has much pleasure in signing the little book; is glad his book on earthworms interested her.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  29 Nov 1881
Classmark:  Daniel Plunkett (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13521

To Dorothy Fanny Nevill   12 November [1861]

Summary

Writes at Lindley’s suggestion to ask whether DN can send several orchid specimens. Describes his work in preparation for Orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  12 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.270)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3316

To D. F. Nevill   19 November [1861]

Summary

Declines invitation to visit DN’s orchid collection. Thanks for orchids and list [of available plants]. Requests a few more spikes of Bolbophyllum, particularly of species with irritable labellum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  19 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3324

To D. F. Nevill   22 January [1862]

Summary

Thanks for orchids and other flowers.

Will send photograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  22 Jan [1862]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3405

To D. F. Nevill   27 November [1861]

Summary

Thanks Dorothy Nevill for her assistance in supplying him with plants, but he will not require any more. Asks her to remember him to A. E. Knox.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  27 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  Hindman (dealers) (8 October 2020, lot 44)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3414F

From D. F. Nevill   2 July [1875]

Summary

Thanks CD for his book [Insectivorous plants].

Would like to visit again before August.

Author:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 July [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 33
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10039

From D. F. Nevill   13 [July 1875]

Summary

Thanks CD again for his book [Insectivorous plants];

would like an autograph to put in it.

Would be delighted if ever she could visit Down again.

Author:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 [July 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10063
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