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To ?   8 June 1874

Summary

Asks about insects and seeds on leaves of Pinguicula.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  8 June 1874
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.435)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9230

To Asa Gray   30 June [1874]

Summary

Thanks for Sarracenia, which is as wonderful as any orchid.

Asks AG to observe Pinguicula.

Has read AG’s semi-theological review [Nation 18 (1874): 348–51] with interest

and has obtained the book [C. Hodge, What is Darwinism? (1874)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  30 June [1874]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (109)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9520

From Joseph Fayrer   30 June 1874

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Summary

Reports on results of experiments on effect of cobra poison on animal cilia and muscle.

Author:  Joseph Fayrer, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 June 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 69–72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9521

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   24 [June 1874]

Summary

Describes how Pinguicula captures insects.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  24 [June 1874]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 16–17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9562

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   27 [June 1874]

Summary

Thanks for letter on Erica tetralix.

Identification of leaves digested by Pinguicula.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  27 [June 1874]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9566

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   28 [June 1874]

Summary

Must stop work on "bloom" and leaf movements if he is ever to get anything published on Drosera, etc.

Sends thanks for seeds. Encloses memorandum in case WTT-D wishes to communicate information to Royal Horticultural Society. Has not time to prepare article.

Discusses condition of plants borrowed from Kew.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  28 [June 1874]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 19–22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9571

From Leonard Darwin   [before 27 June 1874]

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Summary

LD has misplaced some figures on which he was to work.

Author:  Leonard Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 27 June 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 186: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9196

From W. E. Darwin   [before 18 June 1874]

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Summary

Sends references on Utricularia and Pinguicula.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 18 June 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 137; Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 154)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9201

From Thomas Aitken   [c. 25 June 1874]

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Reports that Pinguicula is found in north of Scotland. Gives local names and uses. None of his patients, who are from all parts of Scotland, has heard of the use of Pinguicula to curdle milk.

Author:  Thomas Aitken
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 25 June 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 150–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9204

From J. M. Grandclément   [after 15 June 1874]

Summary

Thanks CD for his answer to his letter. It has not convinced him – he still sees no reason to believe in the prophylactic effect of the vaccine.

Sends an article he has written answering Émile Blanchard of the Academy. Naturalists in France who occupy official positions are not independent.

Author:  Joseph Marie Grandclément
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 15 June 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9479

To C. H. Merriam   1 June 1874

Summary

Thanks CHM for a report about birds of the United States [see 9461].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Clinton Hart Merriam
Date:  1 June 1874
Classmark:  Waverly Auctions, 9 March 1983
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9479A

To Asa Gray   3 June [1874]

Summary

CD is deeply pleased by AG’s article on him in Nature [10 (1874): 79–81].

Is preparing book on "Drosera and Co." for the printers. Reports observations on digestion in Drosera and Pinguicula.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  3 June [1874]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (103)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9480

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   4 June 1874

Summary

Discusses effects of water on movement of insectivorous plants.

Has just found that Pinguicula can digest albumen.

Asa Gray writes that Sarracenia secretes trail of fluid to attract insects [see 9455].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  4 June 1874
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 8–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9481

To I. L. Donnelly   5 June [1874]

Summary

Thanks ID for interesting and curious facts but doubts that he will have time to enter more closely into the subject of the intellect of animals.

Nothing would give CD more "pleasure & interest" than to see ID’s country, "now so great & destined to be so much greater", but he is quite incapable of "so great an exertion as crossing the Atlantic".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ignatius Loyola Donnelly
Date:  5 June [1874]
Classmark:  Minnesota Historical Society (Ignatius Donnelly papers)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9482

To Asa Gray   5 June [1874]

Summary

Profoundly grateful for AG’s article in Nature; he is especially pleased by what AG says about teleology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  5 June [1874]
Classmark:  Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University (104)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9483

From W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   5 June 1874

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Summary

Sends information on nitrogen and albuminoid content of seeds of Brassica.

Author:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 June 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 56–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9484

From Mary Treat   8 June 1874

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Sends her observations on Dionaea capturing insects. [See Insectivorous plants, pp. 311–12.]

Author:  Mary Lua Adelia (Mary) Treat
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 June 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 58–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9485

To W. C. Marshall   8 June [1874]

Summary

Asks what proportion of leaves of Pinguicula have insects adhering to them. Also, whether seeds of any plants ever adhere to the leaves, and in what situations does P. vulgaris grow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Cecil (Bill) Marshall
Date:  8 June [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C61–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9485F

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   9 June 1874

Summary

Did not know cabbage contained so much nitrogen.

Pinguicula more excited by seeds than Drosera. Asks for information about Pinguicula.

Asks name of weed.

Asks to borrow Utricularia plant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  9 June 1874
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9486

To G. H. Darwin   10 June 1874

Summary

Comments on GHD’s paper ["Marriages between first cousins in England and their effects", Fortn. Rev. n.s. 18 (1875): 22–41]. Hopes it will be published and read at the Statistical Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  10 June 1874
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 23
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9487
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