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From Daniel Oliver   [15–16 October 1860]

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Extracts from botanical literature dealing with Dionaea, intercrossing, and sensitivity. [Bot. Ztg. (1833): 96; Thomas Nuttall, Genera of N. American plants (1818)].

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15–16 Oct 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 58.2: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2623

From Daniel Oliver   19 September 1860

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CD’s observations on preference of Drosera for milk and nitrogenous fluids, and the effect of nitrate of ammonia are interesting. Asks whether CD is satisfied that the effect is not due to density of fluid or to a chemical irritant. His own observations suggest such possibilities.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Sept 1860
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 12–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2921

From Daniel Oliver   25 September 1860

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His results with pure gum on Drosera spathulata entirely support CD’s opinion. Other observations on insectivorous plants.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Sept 1860
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 1–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2927

From Daniel Oliver   [before 23 October 1860]

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Quotes note by Julius Milde on Drosera rotundifolia from Botanische Zeitung (1852): 540.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 23 Oct 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 58.2: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2971

From Daniel Oliver   23 November 1860

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Dr Hooker has given him CD’s memorandum on the fly-catcher.

Copies out extract from Curtis’ Botanical Magazine [On Apocynum androsæmifolium, 8 (1794): tab.]: 280 and gives a further reference in Erasmus Darwin’s The loves of plants [1789]. Suggests that they look at Apocynum.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Nov 1860
Classmark:  DAR 157a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2995A
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