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To Francis Darwin   [17 April 1873]

Summary

Fears all the seeds are dead. Will try with less vapour of formic acid.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [17 Apr 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8866

To Francis Darwin   15 August [1873]

Summary

Observations on bees’ biting holes in Lathyrus.

Suggests an experiment FD could carry out with Drosera.

CD is working on Mimosa, and "everything has turned out as perversely as possible".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  15 Aug [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9014

To Francis Darwin   18 [August 1873]

Summary

Pollination and floral structure of Lathyrus. Asks where bees bite through the flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  18 [Aug 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 9; DAR 271.4: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9015

To Francis Darwin   [4 September 1873]

Summary

Asks FD to bring any book that gives the affinities of the various earths, alkalis and metals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [4 Sept 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 271.9: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9040F

To Francis Darwin   10 October 1873

Summary

Asks for details about microscope parts.

Wants FD to ask Hooker for species of Desmodium; CD believes he has found new movements.

Also ask whether Hooker has Drosophyllum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1873
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (JDH/3/6 Insectivorous plants 1873-8 f.1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9095

To Francis Darwin   22 October 1873

Summary

Lists observations he would like FD to make on the dried species of Desmodium at Kew.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  22 Oct 1873
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9106

To Francis Darwin   23 October [1873]

Summary

Wants FD to look at the little lateral leaflets of Desmodium. CD has "a wild hypothesis that the little leaflets may be tendrils reconverted into leaflets".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  23 Oct [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9110

To Francis Darwin   [before 26 June 1873]

Summary

Sends FD £5 for the loan of his microscope.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [before 26 June 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 211: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13794

To Francis Darwin   [before 15 April 1873]

Summary

Sends to Pantlludw [North Wales] bottle of formic acid. FD and Amy [Darwin] can search for spawn. If found, keep in two basins and add 6 drops of acid to one and look for differences.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [before 15 Apr 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 271.4: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8848A

To Francis Darwin   16 April [1873]

Summary

"Try only 1 or 2 drops of Formic A[cid]."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Darwin
Date:  16 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 271.3: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8862
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