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To George Bentham   3 February [1862]

Summary

Asks GB’s help to clear up discrepancies between his and John Lindley’s observations on pollination of Melastomataceae.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  3 Feb [1862]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 694–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3437

To George Bentham   30 March [1862]

Summary

Will try to come to Linnean Society to read his paper, but has been "extra headachy". Fears his paper ["Sexual forms of Catasetum", Collected papers 2: 63–70] will not be worth Lindley’s attendance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  30 Mar [1862]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 699)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3488

To George Bentham   13 October [1862]

Summary

Asks for reference to GB’s summary of Targioni-Tozzetti’s book ["Historical notes on the introduction of various plants into the agriculture and horticulture of Tuscany: a summary of a work entitled Cenni storici sulla introduzione di varie piante nell agricultura ed orticultura Toscana by Dr Antonio Targioni-Tozzetti, Florence, 1850", J. Hortic. Soc. Lond. 9 (1855): 133–81]. [See Variation, 1st ed., 1: 306 n.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  13 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 715)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3760

From George Bentham   15 May 1862

Summary

Thanks CD for his book [Orchids]. CD has opened a new field for observation and a new unexpected track to explore phenomena that had before appeared "irreconcilable with ordinary opinion and method shown in the organic world".

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 May 1862
Classmark:  DAR 160.1: 152
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3554

From George Bentham   15 October 1862

Summary

Sends CD the reference for GB’s summary of Targioni-Tozzetti’s work [see 3760].

Hopes for a communication to the Linnean Society from CD "this winter".

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 160: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3765
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