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To C. V. Riley   19 May 1877

Summary

Thanks him for the 9th Report [on the noxious, beneficial, and other insects of the State of Missouri]. "What a pretty illustration of a sub-rudimentary organ is that of the saw-fly!"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  19 May 1877
Classmark:  Christie’s (dealers) (16–23 May 2019, lot 6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10967F

To C. V. Riley   28 September 1881

Summary

Comments on CVR’s paper [‘Further notes on the pollination of Yucca and on Pronuba and Prodoxus’, Proc. Am. Assoc. Adv. Sci. (1880): 617–39]. ‘What an inaccurate man Mr Thomas Meehan is.’ Interested in further observations on Pronuba.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  28 Sept 1881
Classmark:  DAR 147: 303
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13360

To C. V. Riley   1 June [1871]

Summary

Comments on CVR’s book [Third annual report on the noxious, beneficial, and other insects of the State of Missouri (1871)].

Discusses mimetic insects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  1 June [1871]
Classmark:  Profiles in History (dealers) (December 1996)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7794

To C. V. Riley   1 July [1871]

Summary

Would be delighted to see CVR at Down, but is in precarious health and cannot talk to anyone for more than an hour.

Wrote to CVR a few weeks ago to thank him for his book [see 7794].

Will expect CVR on Thursday unless he hears otherwise.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  1 July [1871]
Classmark:  Profiles in History (Fall 1996 catalogue)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7846F

To C. V. Riley   8 July [1871]

Summary

Thanks for letter of introduction for his sons visiting America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  8 July [1871]
Classmark:  Kenneth W. Rendell (dealer) (15 January 2010)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7854F

To C. V. Riley   30 May 1875

Summary

Thanks for the seventh of CVR’s Annual reports on the noxious, beneficial and other insects in the state of Missouri (Riley 1869–77).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  30 May 1875
Classmark:  Kenneth W. Rendell (dealer) (August 2005)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10002F

To C. V. Riley   25 June [1875]

Summary

Is staying at a friend’s [T. H. Farrer’s] house for rest until after 6 July, so cannot see CVR at Down.

Hopes he thanked CVR for the last Report [one of CVR’s Annual reports on the noxious, beneficial and other insects of the State of Missouri (1868–76)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Valentine Riley
Date:  25 June [1875]
Classmark:  Empire Autograph Auctions (dealers) (1 January 2008)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10030F

From C. V. Riley   18 December 1881

Summary

Concurs in CD’s criticism of Thomas Meehan [see 13360].

Author:  Charles Valentine Riley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Dec 1881
Classmark:  DAR 176: 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13559
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