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To Thomas Rivers   15 January [1863]

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Particularly interested in TR’s information about peaches. Accepts offer of double-flowering peach-trees.

Will build a small hothouse for experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Rivers
Date:  15 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3918

From J. D. Hooker   [15 January 1863]

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JDH on Asa Gray’s sanguine view of the Civil War and slavery.

Wishes to discuss variation with CD, a subject that Huxley does not understand.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 Jan 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 101–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3919

From George Bentham   16 January 1863

Summary

CD’s paper [on Linum] is announced for reading at the Linnean Society on 5 February.

Author:  George Bentham
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 160: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3920

From John Scott   16 January 1863

Summary

Experiments to cut Laelia stigma from rostellum and then to fertilise rostellum are baffled by "a latent instinctive power". Somehow the pollen-tubes find their way to the style.

Suggests CD study variation in ferns.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 177: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3921

To Thomas Rivers   17 [January 1863]

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

To Isaac Anderson-Henry   20 January [1863]

Summary

Discusses hybrid strawberry–raspberry

and his research on Primula and Linum.

Suggests breeding experiments.

Doubtful about Donald Beaton’s statement about Pelargonium.

Mentions experiments on peloric flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Isaac Anderson; Isaac Anderson Henry
Date:  20 Jan [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 145: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3929

From Isaac Anderson-Henry   26–7 January 1863

Summary

Has done extensive plant hybridisation: strawberry, raspberry, Rhododendron.

Author:  Isaac Anderson; Isaac Anderson Henry
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26–7 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 159: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3948

From Isaac Anderson-Henry   31 January 1863

Summary

Thanks for CD’s experimental suggestions. Will count seeds of hybrid crosses.

Requests suggestions for Edinburgh Botanical Society expedition to British Columbia.

Author:  Isaac Anderson; Isaac Anderson Henry
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 159: 62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3958
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