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From H. W. Bates   17 January [1863]



Has sent copy of his paper to Asa Gray.

Melastomad flowers are strikingly neglected by pollinators.

Murray has ordered many illustrations for HWB’s Naturalist on the river Amazons.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 205.8: 67 (Letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3925

To Thomas Rivers   17 [January 1863]


Can TR distinguish generally, always, or never, a nectarine-tree from a peach-tree before it flowers or before it fruits? He wants to quote TR’s answer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Rivers
Date:  17 [Jan 1863]
Classmark:  John Wilson (dealer) (catalogue 61, 21 July 1989, item 50)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3922

From Henri Louis Frédéric de Saussure   17 January 1863


His work on Mexico has some geology, which might interest CD.

He is currently at work on the "filiation des genres des espèces et des moeurs des guepes [hornets]".

Author:  Henri Louis Frédéric (Henri) de Saussure
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 177: 40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3923

From Isaac Anderson-Henry   17 January 1863


Thanks for "Two forms of Primula" [Collected papers 2: 45–63].

Praise for Orchids.

Author:  Isaac Anderson; Isaac Anderson Henry
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 159: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3924