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From George King   18 December 1874



Sends three specimens of Aldrovanda verticulata.

Author:  George King
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 111
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9763

To Daniel Oliver   18 December 1874


Asks four favours: sort out confusion about the name Byblis gigantea or grandiflora; can he see dried specimens of Genlisea ornata; is there a more recent list of Drosera spp. than Steudel 1841; are there at Kew any dried specimens of Utricularia montana collected from the plant’s native haunts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  18 Dec 1874
Classmark:  Newcastle University Special Collections (Spence Watson/Weiss Archive GB186 SW/6/4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9763F

From W. W. Reade   18 December [1874]


Bishop J. W. Colenso supports his old contention that the Kaffirs (including Zulus of South Africa) are Negroes.

[Horace Waller’s] The last journals of David Livingstone [in central Africa (1874)] cites CD’s plant research and has many facts "for Darwin".

Author:  William Winwood Reade
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Dec [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 176: 72
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9764
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