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From John Rogers   22 January 1862

Summary

Reports that the orchids Myanthus and Catasetum are identical.

Author:  John Rogers
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Jan 1862
Classmark:  DAR 176.1: 194
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3407

From D. F. Nevill   [before 22 January 1862]

Summary

Thanks for promise of photograph.

Has no melastomads in bloom.

Describes sensitive anthers of Cynorchis.

Thanks CD for "your little pamphlet".

Author:  Dorothy Fanny Nevill
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 22 Jan 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 172: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3408

From H. W. Bates   25 January 1862

Summary

Thanks CD for returned MS and letter with its good opinion. Asks CD to write to Murray.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Jan 1862
Classmark:  DAR 160.1: 65a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3412

From John Lubbock   27 January 1862

Summary

Grateful for CD’s approval of "Lake-habitations".

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Jan 1862
Classmark:  DAR 170.1: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3414

From John Edward Gray   28 January 1862

Summary

The Japan pig, an unusual domestic species with no wild prototype.

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Jan 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 204
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3416

From John Lubbock   29 January 1862

Summary

Will visit CD on Saturday.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan 1862
Classmark:  DAR 170.1: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3417

From Francis Boott   27 January 1862

Summary

Has sent CD the published part of his work on Carex [Illustrations of the genus Carex (1858–67)]. Hopes to add 200 more figures. Comments on great variability among the 600–odd species, and on their geographical distribution.

Author:  Francis Boott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Jan 1862
Classmark:  DAR 160.2: 252
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3418

From J. E. Gray   29 January 1862

Summary

Owen’s paper on the aye-aye [Rep. BAAS 32 (1862) pt 2: 114–16];

his attacks on CD and his theories.

Author:  John Edward Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 205
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3419

From W. E. Darwin   [9? September 1862]

Summary

Asks for advice on where a local chemist can send his brother’s meteorological observations from Missouri.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [9? Sept 1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3674G

From W. E. Darwin   1 August 1862

Summary

WED has been collecting Lythrum plants. Numerical proportions of the three forms.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Aug 1862
Classmark:  DAR 162: 90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3675

From J. O. Westwood   1 August 1862

Summary

Bee with adhering orchid pollinia lent to Charles Daubeny. Pollen-masses shaken off but if CD still interested he is welcome to specimen.

Author:  John Obadiah Westwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Aug 1862
Classmark:  DAR 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3676

From W. E. Darwin   2 August [1862]

Summary

Sends specimens of the three forms of Lythrum. Remarks on the numerical proportions of different forms.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Aug [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3677

From Asa Gray   4 August 1862

Summary

Gives J. T. Rothrock’s observations on the structure and fertility of the two forms of Houstonia. Mentions his own observations on Rhexia virginica and Gymnadenia tridentata.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug 1862
Classmark:  DAR 110 (ser. 2): 67–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3679

From G. C. Oxenden   4 August [1862?]

Summary

Finds many beautiful Epipactis specimens.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Aug [1862?]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 57
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3680

From W. E. Darwin   5 August 1862

Summary

Has read CD’s long letter on Lythrum and agrees with it. Is examining the pollen of the different types.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug 1862
Classmark:  DAR 27.2 (ser. 2): 32 bis, DAR 162: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3683

From A. R. Wallace   8 August 1862

Summary

Muscular fibres of whale no larger than those of bee – evidence of a community of origin.

Problem of the abortive wings of ostrich in relation to conditions of their survival.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Aug 1862
Classmark:  DAR 106/7 (ser. 2): 4–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3684

From Thomas White Woodbury   9 August 1862

Summary

Breeding cells of Ligurian bee are larger than those of common bee. Thanks CD for comb.

Author:  Thomas White Woodbury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Aug 1862
Classmark:  DAR 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3686

From Asa Gray   18–19 August 1862

Summary

Notes and observations on orchids.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18–19 Aug 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 111, 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3688

From J. D. Hooker   20 August 1862

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Summary

Observations on Welwitschia.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Aug 1862
Classmark:  DAR 101: 52–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3690

From Charles Lyell   20 August 1862

Summary

Jamieson has revisited Glen Roy and confirmed his theory of glacier lakes.

A. G. More considers CD the most profound of reasoners.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Aug 1862
Classmark:  K. M. Lyell ed. 1881, 2: 358; Kinnordy MS (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3691
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