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To A. S. Wilson   23 February 1878

Summary

Thanks for specimen of Aegilops flour.

Comments on ASW’s papers.

Cites paper by Wilhelm Rimpau on self- and cross-fertilisation in wheat ["Die Züchtung neuer Getreide-Varietäten", Landwirtsch. Jahrb. 6

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Stephen Wilson
Date:  23 Feb 1878
Classmark:  DAR 148: 361
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11372

To A. S. Wilson   6 March 1878

Summary

Thanks for essays by ASW ["Experiments with turnip seeds", Trans. Bot. Soc. Edinburgh 13 (1876–9): 25–39, and a short notice, "Experiments in singling turnips"] and Aegilops seed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Stephen Wilson
Date:  6 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 148: 362
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11402

To A. S. Wilson   16 March [1878]

Summary

Thanks for second lot of Aegilops seed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Stephen Wilson
Date:  16 Mar [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 363
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11427

To A. S. Wilson   24 April 1878

Summary

Sends specimens of Russian wheat variety kubanka, which after sowing for two years degenerates into a different variety, saxonka. Suggests that ASW conduct experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Stephen Wilson
Date:  24 Apr 1878
Classmark:  DAR 148: 364
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11483

To A. S. Wilson   29 April [1878]

Summary

Thanks for specimen.

Always was sceptical of James Buckman’s experiment; heard afterwards that cruel trick was played on him.

Glad ASW is willing to look into Russian wheat case.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Stephen Wilson
Date:  29 Apr [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 365
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11489

To A. S. Wilson   9 August [1878]

Summary

Responds to ASW’s information about Erythraea

and about wasps on Scrophularia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Stephen Wilson
Date:  9 Aug [1878]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 7339: 57)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11646

To A. S. Wilson   4 [June] 1879

Summary

Mentions wheat varieties sent by Governor General of Turkestan.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Stephen Wilson
Date:  4 [June] 1879
Classmark:  DAR 148: 366
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11820

To A. S. Wilson   5 March 1879

Summary

Discusses ASW’s discovery of error in Russian belief about wheat varieties. Suggests that he publish paper in Journal of Royal Agricultural Society. [Results actually published in Gard. Chron. n.s. 11 (1879): 622–4.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Stephen Wilson
Date:  5 Mar 1879
Classmark:  DAR 148: 367
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11917

To A. S. Wilson   30 December [1879]

Summary

Package of wheat varieties from Russia lost in transit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Stephen Wilson
Date:  30 Dec [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 368
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12377

To A. S. Wilson   8 January 1880

Summary

Glad ASW has solved puzzle of outer seeds.

Quite agrees about great improbability of sudden transformations.

Asks for copy of report from Gardeners’ Chronicle [see 12404].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Stephen Wilson
Date:  8 Jan 1880
Classmark:  DAR 148: 369
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12411

To A. S. Wilson   13 February 1880

Summary

Thanks for articles by ASW in Gardeners’ Chronicle [see 12404]. Agrees with him.

Asks about growth of rootlets from knobs caused by fungus on roots of Cruciferae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Stephen Wilson
Date:  13 Feb 1880
Classmark:  DAR 148: 370
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12478

To A. S. Wilson   20 February 1880

Summary

Speculates on origin of habit [of insects?] of laying eggs on plants of certain families.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Stephen Wilson
Date:  20 Feb 1880
Classmark:  DAR 148: 371
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12495

To A. S. Wilson   16 April 1881

Summary

Obliged for extract from Gardeners’ Chronicle about Russian wheat. "It is a capital instance of one var. gradually beating out another."

Cannot remember where he put G. Henslow’s note [on the cotyledon of grass embryos].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alexander Stephen Wilson
Date:  16 Apr 1881
Classmark:  DAR 148: 372
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13121
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