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To George Bentham   10 May [1869]

Summary

Sends a letter (and seeds) from Fritz Müller about a strange monstrous form of Begonia found wild in Brazil. Asks GB whether it is worth communicating to Linnean Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  10 May [1869]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: f. 680)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6743

To George Bentham   25 November [1869]

Summary

CD finds GB’s address interesting; assures him that he has never said GB was wrong on any point, but that there were differences between them, which he now thinks are not great.

Comments on specific parts of the address [see 6793]: colonisation, variability of large and small genera, descent from a single parent or pair of parents, rapid multiplication and change in species, isolation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Bentham
Date:  25 Nov [1869]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Bentham Correspondence, Vol. 3, Daintree–Dyer, 1830–1884, GEB/1/3: ff. 678–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7011

From George Bentham   7 May 1869

Summary

The Linnean Society Council wants CD to review two papers, with reference to their value for publication.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 162
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6734

From George Bentham   10 May 1869

Summary

Will have Fritz Müller’s letter ["On the modification of the stamens in a species of Begonia", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 11 (1871): 472–4] read at next Linnean Society meeting [read 3 June 1869].

Has given the seeds to Daniel Oliver.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6744

From George Bentham   23 November 1869

Summary

Has heard that CD thinks GB is wrong on some points in his [Presidential] Address [to Linnean Society, see 6793]. Asks CD to point out where he is wrong.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7005

From George Bentham   26 November 1869

Summary

Comments on CD’s observations on his address; clarifies his view of the importance of isolation, the effect of climate, the plants of S. Africa and Australia.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 160: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7012
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