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To D. F. Nevill   3 September 1874

Summary

Thanks DFN for her letter [see 9620].

Has nearly finished work on Dionaea.

Asks her to send a specimen of Drosera dichotoma.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  3 Sept 1874
Classmark:  Nevill 1910, pp. 107–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9624F

To D. F. Nevill   7 September 1874

Summary

Thanks her for specimen of Drosera. Asks for an epiphytic Utricularia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  7 Sept 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.449)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9627

To D. F. Nevill   11 September [1874]

Summary

Returns a Drosera, from which he cut a piece for microscopic examination.

Utricularia montana just arrived.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  11 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9632

To D. F. Nevill   12 September [1874]

Summary

CD has never before seen the Utricularia DN has sent. Hooker had told him about it. Asks that her gardener observe young Utricularia: CD is interested in internal structure of little balls on bladders.

Sends photograph.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  12 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9634

To D. F. Nevill   18 September [1874]

Summary

Stupidly missed Utricularia bladders, which he assumed were with the leaves. Has now found true bladders on roots and has evidence of captive prey. Thinks bladders capture subterranean insects. Thinks the large bladder-like structures are water reservoirs. DN’s plant has given him a most enjoyable day of work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  18 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9644

To D. F. Nevill   29 December 1874

Summary

CD thought he had already reported to DN on Utricularia. The large swellings in roots store water. The minute bladders are adapted to catch live animals and feed on decayed remains.

Will visit DN when in London this winter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Date:  29 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 147: 187
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9789

From D F. Nevill   2 September [1874]

Summary

Hooker has told her of CD’s work on insectivorous plants. Offers plants, but her Dionaea plants are too small now.

Author:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Sept [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9620

From D. F. Nevill   8 [September 1874]

Summary

Offers Utricularia montana and gives instructions for growing Drosera.

Wishes to visit CD at Down when she comes to London.

Author:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 [Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9628

From D. F. Nevill   [11 September 1874]

Summary

Has sent the Utricularia with the bladders that CD described.

In Variation CD does not mention a rare breed of Siamese cat, which she owns.

Asks for another photograph.

Author:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [11 Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9633

From D. F. Nevill   16 [September 1874]

Summary

CD should remove packing moss, and he will find bladders in foot-stalks of Utricularia DN sent.

Experimenting on insectivorous plants.

Implores CD to visit.

Thanks for photograph.

Author:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 [Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9642

From D. F. Nevill   22 [September 1874]

Summary

Will send a different Utricularia species when the seedlings are better established.

Author:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 [Sept 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 22
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9652

From D. F. Nevill   26 [December 1874]

Summary

Would like to know the results of CD’s Utricularia experiments.

A Brazilian love-bird, escaped from captivity, has been found in a robin’s nest, apparently starved to death along with three young robins.

Author:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 [Dec 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9782
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