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To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [before 15 August 1863]


Reports on the appearance, in a gravel walk near his house, of an orchid, Epipactis latifolia, never seen in his neighbourhood before. Asks whether a seed could have been blown from a distance and germinated during a season when the walk was neglected.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 15 Aug 1863]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, 15 August 1863, p. 773
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4269

To [Gardeners’ Chronicle]   [after 27 August 1863]



[Roland] Trimen of the Cape of Good Hope sends evidence that a moth [Achaea chamaeleon] is capable of perforating the skin of a peach with its delicate proboscis. Have any readers observed moths or butterflies sucking any fruit of which the skin was not previously broken?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [after 27 Aug 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 70: 172
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4279F

To Gardeners’ Chronicle   [before 29 Aug 1863]


On the cruelty of setting steel traps to catch vermin. Requests suggestions for putting an end to the practice. [This item is mentioned in Correspondence 11: 781 n.6. (Appendix IX)]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  [before 29 Aug 1863]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle, 29 August 1863, pp. 821–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4282
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