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Darwin’s hothouse and lists of hothouse plants

Summary

Darwin became increasingly involved in botanical experiments in the years after the publication of Origin. The building of a small hothouse - a heated greenhouse - early in 1863  greatly increased the range of plants that he could keep for scientific…

Matches: 14 hits

  • the tropical plants of his friend and neighbour George Henry Turnbull, and he relied again on
  • Correspondence  vol10, letter to JD. Hooker, 12 [December 1862] and n13). Initially, …
  • do so by John Horwood, the gardener of his neighbour George Turnbull; Horwood had assisted him in
  • … (Down House MS)). When it was completed, Darwin told Turnbull that without Horwoods aid he would
  • he wouldprobably have made a mess of it’ (letter to GH. Turnbull, [16? February 1863] ). …
  • Stove [that is, cool hothouse]’ ( Correspondence  vol12, letter to JD. Hooker, 26[–7] March
  • of different temperatures’ (letter to WC. Tait, 12 and 16 March [1869] ,  Calendar  no. 6661) …
  • 100 yardsto the greenhouses ( Correspondence  vol12, letter to JD. Hooker, [25 January
  • in mid-February (see letter from LC. Treviranus, 12 February 1863 ). The second list is
  • a single heading in the list, such asMelastomaceæ (Sin[g]apore)’ orCatasetum species?’. However, …
  • …       Anoectochilus argenteus  12 5 s . …
  • punctatum. 11.  Mormodes aurantiaca 12.  ‘Anoectochilus argenteus 5 s .’ deleted in
  • …     Bolbophyllum barbigerum 12  major     …
  • …  Ampelidae. 11.  Alloplectus chrysanthus. 12.  Bulbophyllum barbigerum. 13. …

List of correspondents

Summary

Below is a list of Darwin's correspondents with the number of letters for each one. Click on a name to see the letters Darwin exchanged with that correspondent.    "A child of God" (1) Abberley,…

Matches: 10 hits

  • … (1) Agassiz, Alexander (12) Agassiz, Louis …
  • … (1) Berkeley, M. J. (12) Berlin (1) …
  • … (1) Gaudry, Albert (12) Geach, F. F. …
  • … (3) Geikie, Archibald (12) Geikie, James …
  • … (1) Grove, W. R. (12) Groves, Henry …
  • … (3) Hooker, F. H. (12) Hooker, Hyacinth …
  • … (2) Judd, J. W. (12) Jukes, J. B. (9 …
  • … (2) Koch, Eduard (12) Koch, Heinrich …
  • … (3) Layton, Charles (12) Le Couteur, John …
  • … (1) Mackintosh, Daniel (12) Maclaren, Charles …

Books on the Beagle

Summary

The Beagle was a sort of floating library.  Find out what Darwin and his shipmates read here.

Matches: 2 hits

  • … (1834): 84–115. (DAR 37.1: 677v.; letter to J. S. Henslow, 12 July 1835). * Boitard, Pierre.  …
  • …  2 vols. Paris, [1799–1800]. ( Red notebook , pp. 5e, 12). Darwin Library–Down. Lacordaire, …