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To Hewett Cottrell Watson   8 [August 1862]

Summary

Asks HCW’s help with his experiments on Lythrum salicaria, for which he needs flowers of the rare Lythrum hyssopifolia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Hewett Cottrell Watson
Date:  8 [Aug 1862]
Classmark:  Archives of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University (bMs 7.10.2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3646

From G. H. Darwin   [after 5 August 1862]

Summary

Describes insects caught while visiting Lythrum.

Author:  George Howard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 5 Aug 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 90.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3671

From W. E. Darwin   1 August 1862

Summary

WED has been collecting Lythrum plants. Numerical proportions of the three forms.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Aug 1862
Classmark:  DAR 162: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3675

From J. O. Westwood   1 August 1862

Summary

Bee with adhering orchid pollinia lent to Charles Daubeny. Pollen-masses shaken off but if CD still interested he is welcome to specimen.

Author:  John Obadiah Westwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Aug 1862
Classmark:  DAR 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3676

From W. E. Darwin   2 August [1862]

Summary

Sends specimens of the three forms of Lythrum. Remarks on the numerical proportions of different forms.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Aug [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3677

To W. E. Darwin   [2–3 August 1862]

Summary

Discusses Lythrum, "a really wonderful case"; asks WED to make observations and collect specimens; sends a diagram which shows what crosses he believes are fertile.

Would like George to watch bees visiting the flowers; wants some pods from different forms to compare shapes and count seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [2-3 Aug 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 70, DAR 210.6: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3678

From Asa Gray   4 August 1862

Summary

Gives J. T. Rothrock’s observations on the structure and fertility of the two forms of Houstonia. Mentions his own observations on Rhexia virginica and Gymnadenia tridentata.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug 1862
Classmark:  DAR 110 (ser. 2): 67–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3679

From G. C. Oxenden   4 August [1862?]

Summary

Finds many beautiful Epipactis specimens.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug [1862?]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3680

To Camilla Ludwig   26 August [1862]

Summary

Family news; mostly an account of ill health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Camilla Frederike Antonie (Camilla) Ludwig; Camilla Frederike Antonie (Camilla) Pattrick
Date:  26 Aug [1862]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3700

From M. S. Wedgwood   [6 August 1862]

Summary

Looked for Hottonia but with little success.

Author:  Margaret Susan Wedgwood; Margaret Susan Vaughan Williams
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [6 Aug 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3674

From Margaret Susan Wedgwood   [before 4 August 1862]

Summary

Proportions of different forms of Lythrum.

Author:  Margaret Susan Wedgwood; Margaret Susan Vaughan Williams
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 4 Aug 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3681

To K. E. S., L. C., and M. S. Wedgwood   4 [August 1862]

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Summary

Their enumeration [of forms of Lythrum?] is invaluable. He will write later to explain what he is trying to prove about Lythrum through laborious crosses.

Asks for flowers of both forms of Hottonia to measure pollen and compare stigmas.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Katherine Elizabeth Sophy (Sophy) Wedgwood; Margaret Susan Wedgwood; Margaret Susan Vaughan Williams; Lucy Caroline Wedgwood; Lucy Caroline Harrison
Date:  4 [Aug 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4373
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