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From Charles William Crocker   17 February 1862

Summary

Thanks for Primula paper [Collected papers 2: 45–63].

Separation of sexes in Billbergia.

Offers to experiment under CD’s direction, now that he has retired from Kew.

Author:  Charles William Crocker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Feb 1862
Classmark:  DAR 161.2: 254
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3449

From C. W. Crocker   [before 13 March 1862]

Summary

Will experiment on hollyhocks as CD suggests.

On desirability of a place for experiments to be set up by Government or a scientific society. Kew is too busy for experiments.

Author:  Charles William Crocker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 13 Mar 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 161.2: 255
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3464

From C. W. Crocker   13 March 1862

Summary

Informs CD where, at Kew, to find Epipactis palustris.

Has never trusted Donald Beaton.

Author:  Charles William Crocker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Mar 1862
Classmark:  DAR 161.2: 256
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3471

From C. W. Crocker   22 April 1862

Summary

Certain there are three forms of Primula sinensis.

Author:  Charles William Crocker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Apr 1862
Classmark:  DAR 161.2: 257
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3514

FromC. W. Crocker   17 May 1862

Summary

Comments on presentation copy of Orchids. Has CD studied the orchid Sobralia?

Cannot get material for hollyhock experiment.

Sends his notes on Primula sinensis.

He is experimenting on Ranunculus.

Author:  Charles William Crocker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 May 1862
Classmark:  DAR 108: 133, DAR 161.2: 258
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3557

From C. W. Crocker   31 October 1862

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Summary

Difficulties in beginning experiments upon retirement.

Describes his observations on insect pollination of Antirrhinum and the effect of excluding the pollinators.

Has been observing variant forms of Plantago

and comparing local orchids with CD’s observations.

Possibility of an intermediate-styled primrose.

His experiments at Kew and J. B. Lawes’s at Harpenden on deterioration of vegetables and cereals.

Author:  Charles William Crocker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 76 (ser. 2): 84a–d
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3790

From C. W. Crocker   24 November 1862

Summary

Answers on Begonia.

Snapdragon crossing experiments.

Thanks for offer of plants.

Author:  Charles William Crocker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Nov 1862
Classmark:  DAR 161.2: 259
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3824
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