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From William Ogle   [23–4 September 1875]

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Asks whether CD has observed that bees limit their visits to a single kind of flower on each journey from the hive, as Aristotle has said they do. What advantage would such a limitation be to the insects?

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [23–4 Sept 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 46.2: C63–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10167

From William Ogle   23 July 1876

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Recounts his observations on the different ways bees perforate flowers of white and blue varieties of monkshood. [See Cross and self-fertilisation, p 428.]

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 July 1876
Classmark:  DAR 77: 164–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10565

From William Ogle   21 August 1877

Summary

Thanks for Forms of flowers.

Suggests plant hairs protect them from insects either mechanically or by stinging.

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Aug 1877
Classmark:  DAR 173: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11109

From William Ogle   17 January 1882

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Sends a translation of Aristotle’s De partibus animalium and imagines that if the old teleologist were alive CD would convince him of his errors.

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1882
Classmark:  DAR 173: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13621

From William Ogle   12 April 1882

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A friend once "caught" an oyster while fishing, which confirms CD’s note ["On the dispersal of freshwater bivalves", Collected papers 2: 276–8].

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Apr 1882
Classmark:  DAR 173: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13767

From William Ogle   2 September 1868

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Returns a pamphlet on Salvia [F. Hildebrand, "Über die Befruchtung der Salviaarten" (1865) Jahrb. Wiss. Bot. 4 (1866): 451–78].

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 173: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6346

From William Ogle   [after 7 July 1869]

Summary

WO very gratified by CD’s complimentary remarks on his Salvia article.

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 7 July 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6821

From William Ogle   [before 9 November 1870]

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Sends CD a paper dealing in part with animal pigmentation [Med.-Chir. Trans. 2d ser. 411 [check vol no!?] (1870): 263–90]. Discusses relationship between white colouring and susceptibility to poisonous plants.

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 9 Nov 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7361

From William Ogle   [10–17 November 1870]

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Relates instances of rabbits suffering from a condition which affects only the patches of white on their fur.

Will make observations on the platysma for CD.

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [10-17 Nov 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7365

From William Ogle   [after 17 December 1870]

Summary

Would be pleased to be visited by CD.

J. Wyman will make observations on black pigs and white pigs in Florida.

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 17 Dec 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7397

From William Ogle   25 February [1871]

Summary

Thanks for Descent.

He believes he has observed a predominance of the right side over the left in monkeys and man. If so, this is another support of their relatedness.

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Feb [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7514

From William Ogle   [after 5 May 1873]

Summary

Thanks for reference to Hermann Müller’s book on fertilisation [Befruchtung der Blumen (1873)].

Author:  William Ogle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [5–11 May 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8705
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