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From Daniel Oliver   16 September 1862

Summary

Envelope containing specimens (apparently mentioned in the letter from Daniel Oliver 27 February 1863 (S 4015)).

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 142: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13891G

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 Daniel Oliver   4 September 1862

Summary

Sends flowers with anthers of two colours.

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 173: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3711

From Asa Gray   5 September 1862

Summary

Suggests CD try to get Lythrum hyssopifolia from France.

Dimorphic flowers.

Differences between newly opened and older orchids.

Flowers of Spiranthes and Goodyera.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 111: 81, DAR 165: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3712

From Edouard Claparède   6 September 1862

Summary

Acknowledges CD’s approval of his review of Origin in Revue Germanique [16 (1861): 523–59; 17 (1861): 232–63]. Praises natural selection;

criticises C.-A. Royer’s [French] translation.

Author:  Jean Louis René Antoine Edouard (Edouard) Claparède
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 161.1: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3715

From G. C. Oxenden   11 September 1862

Summary

He collected Splachnum luteum north of Spitzbergen 40 years ago. Now an acquaintance has brought the plant back from the identical spot.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 173: 58
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3716

From Daniel Oliver   13 September 1862

Summary

Has given directions to save seeds of Lythrum hyssopifolium.

CD’s diagram of Lythrum salicaria is very remarkable. [See Collected papers 2: 107.]

Author:  Daniel Oliver
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 111 (ser. 2): 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3718

From Edward Cresy   13 September 1862

Summary

Walter White [Asst.-Sec. and Librarian, Royal Society] has introduced EC to Richard Kippist of the Linnean Society, who has made little progress toward accepting Origin.

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 161.2: 240
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3719

From J. D. Hooker   16 September 1862

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Summary

Wife’s health better.

Visited Duke of Argyll.

Thanks CD for Cruciferae diagram; will ponder it.

Staggered by complexity of Welwitschia.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 101: 56–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3725

From C. C. Babington   16 September 1862

Summary

Hopes to have Lythrum hyssopifolium seeds to send soon.

BAAS is meeting in Cambridge and all eminent Cambridge men are wanted present. If his health were reliable, CD would be in chair of Botany and Zoology Section.

Author:  Charles Cardale Babington
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 160: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3726

From Philip Gidley King   16 September 1862

Summary

PGK’s brother is coming to England and will call on CD.

He is impressed but not absolutely convinced by the Origin.

Raises a question about which CD wrote years ago: why do sheep degenerate in Australia, necessitating periodic importation?

Author:  Philip Gidley King
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 169: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3727

From G. C. Oxenden   17 September [1862]

Summary

Strongly recommends Condy’s "Ozonised Disinfectant" as a cure for scarlet fever.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 173: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3728

From Alphonse de Candolle   18 September 1862

Summary

Praises Orchids.

He has finished his work on Quercus.

H. Lecoq has worked on hybridism,

and P. Duchartre on orchid polymorphism.

Author:  Alphonse de Candolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 161.1: 11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3730

From J. D. Hooker   20 September 1862

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Summary

Asks his opinion of A. C. Ramsay’s glacial lake theory. Encloses Julius Haast’s communication on glacial phenomena.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 101: 58, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Director’s Correspondence 174 (New Zealand letters, 1854–1900): 273)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3731

From W. B. Clarke   20 September 1862

Summary

Acknowledges presentation copy of Orchids.

Asks advice on what to do with all his fossils. Sending various specimens.

Author:  William Branwhite Clarke
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 161: 175
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3733

From Emile M. J. M. P. Goubert   20 September 1862

Summary

Offers to exchange fossils with CD. He has very good series of French and German fossils.

Author:  Emile M. J. M. P. Goubert
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3734

From Asa Gray   22 September 1862

Summary

Last chapter of Orchids opens up a "knotty sort of question about accident or design".

Changes in orchid flowers as they age.

Thinks CD may find trimorphism in Nesaea verticillata.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 118, 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3736

From Hugh Falconer   24–7 September [1862]

Summary

Encloses MS ["On the American fossil elephant", Nat. Hist. Rev. (1863): 43–114]. Shows persistence of specific characters through glacial period.

Eocene monkeys mistakenly described as pigs.

Author:  Hugh Falconer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24–7 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3737

From G. C. Oxenden   27 September [1862]

Summary

Thinks "ozonised fluid" is a pure solution of permanganate of soda. Sends dosage.

Author:  George Chichester Oxenden
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 173.2: 60
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3740

From Bartholomew James Sulivan   27 September [1862]

Summary

J. C. Wickham and Arthur Mellersh are in town and BJS wonders whether there is any chance CD might join them.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 275
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3741
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