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To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   4 April 1874

Summary

Wants some plants for observation and for experimentation on their powers of movement.

Asks WTT-D to make observations on plants with sensitive stamens or pistil.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  4 Apr 1874
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 5–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9387

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   15 April 1874

Summary

Thanks for the seeds and plants that he requested.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  15 Apr 1874
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9410

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   4 June 1874

Summary

Discusses effects of water on movement of insectivorous plants.

Has just found that Pinguicula can digest albumen.

Asa Gray writes that Sarracenia secretes trail of fluid to attract insects [see 9455].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  4 June 1874
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 8–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9481

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   9 June 1874

Summary

Did not know cabbage contained so much nitrogen.

Pinguicula more excited by seeds than Drosera. Asks for information about Pinguicula.

Asks name of weed.

Asks to borrow Utricularia plant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  9 June 1874
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9486

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   23 June 1874

Summary

Has found Pinguicula excited by bits of leaves; appears to digest leaves and seeds. Plant not only insectivorous but graminivorous. Asks WTT-D to identify seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  23 June 1874
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 12–13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9508

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   26 June 1874

Summary

Thanks for letter and seeds.

Asks that Hooker return references about plants eating insects.

Discusses Pinguicula.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  26 June 1874
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 14–15)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9515

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   1 July 1874

Summary

Describes leaf movements of Pinguicula and Drosera in capturing prey. Notes effects of ammonium carbonate on leaves.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  1 July 1874
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Carnivorous Plants)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9527

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   24 [June 1874]

Summary

Describes how Pinguicula captures insects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  24 [June 1874]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 16–17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9562

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   27 [June 1874]

Summary

Thanks for letter on Erica tetralix.

Identification of leaves digested by Pinguicula.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  27 [June 1874]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9566

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   28 [June 1874]

Summary

Must stop work on "bloom" and leaf movements if he is ever to get anything published on Drosera, etc.

Sends thanks for seeds. Encloses memorandum in case WTT-D wishes to communicate information to Royal Horticultural Society. Has not time to prepare article.

Discusses condition of plants borrowed from Kew.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  28 [June 1874]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 19–22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9571

From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   31 May 1874

Summary

Movement in plants; effect of syringing on Opuntia plants that capture insects with their flowers.

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 May 1874
Classmark:  DAR 178: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9478

From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   5 June 1874

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Sends information on nitrogen and albuminoid content of seeds of Brassica.

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 June 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 56–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9484

From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   25 June 1874

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Reports on his examination of the dried specimens of Pinguicula at Kew to answer CD’s query whether all species secrete.

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 June 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 64–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9513

From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   26 June 1874

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Identifies seeds adhering to leaves of Pinguicula [see Insectivorous plants, p. 369].

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 June 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 67–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9516
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