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From W. E. Darwin   8 May [1863]

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Describes the structure of Corydalis and its arrangement for making pollen accessible to bees.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 76: B188–90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4147

From W. E. Darwin   17 and 20 May [1863]

Summary

Alarmed that CD did not see what WED saw in Corydalis lutea. Has found buckbean in the New Forest. Will get seeds of Corydalis claviculata.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 and 20 May 1863
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 16)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4168F

From W. E. Darwin   27 June [1863?]

Summary

Spoke to Rosas, and gave him CD’s paper.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 June [1863?]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4222F

From W. E. Darwin   23 July [1863]

Summary

Could not find Anchusa but will go out and find some.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 July [1863]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4251F

From W. E. Darwin   21 August [1863]

Summary

Has signed and forwarded some orders.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Aug [1863?]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4271

From W. E. Darwin   [after 19 May 1864]

Summary

[Outline sketches of pollen from long- and short-styled yellow cowslips and from a red cowslip.]

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 19 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 108: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4369

From William Erasmus Darwin   [15 March 1864]

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Has drawn all three forms of primroses CD sent "with same result". Has found no pink variety with middle style.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 Mar 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 108: 85, 173–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4416

DCP-LETT-4427

Summary

[Outline sketches of pollen from short- and long-styled plants of Oxalis sinensis.]

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  
Classmark:  DAR 108: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4427

From W. E. Darwin   22 March [1864]

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Sends drawings of the pollen from Chinese Primula plants with styles and pistils of different lengths; observations on sizes and condition of their pollen.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Mar [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 108: 86–7, 175–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4434

From W. E. Darwin   14 April [1864]

Summary

Observations on [length of style and length of filament and stigmas of] Pulmonaria.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Apr [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 110: A68–74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4462

From W. E. Darwin   18 April 1864

Summary

CD is right about variability [of Pulmonaria]. Encloses observations and diagrams of additional plants.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Apr 1864
Classmark:  DAR 110: A77–81b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4466

From W. E. Darwin   [30 April 1864]

Summary

[Outline sketches of pollen from long- and short-styled yellow cowslips and from red cowslip, magnified 350x.]

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [30 Apr 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 108: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4478

From W. E. Darwin   6 May 1864

Summary

Diagrams of short- and long-styled Pulmonaria under magnification.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 May 1864
Classmark:  DAR 110: A75–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4487F

From W. E. Darwin   12 May [1864]

Summary

Observations on style length of 150 flowers of Pulmonaria [angustifolia]. [See Forms of flowers, p. 105.]

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 May [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 110: A66–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4492

From W. E. Darwin   18 May [1864]

Summary

Sends Pulmonaria anthers, with measurements of styles and pollen counts.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 May [1864]
Classmark:  DAR 110: A83–6, A94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4500

From W. E. Darwin   [19 May 1864]

Summary

Sends specimens of Menyanthes with observations and drawings [see Forms of flowers, p. 115].

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 110: B43–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4502

From W. E. Darwin   [20 May 1864]

Summary

Clarifies his letter of 18 May [4500].

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20 May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 110: A82, A87–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4504

From W. E. Darwin   [April–May 1865]

Summary

Sends camera outlines of pollen. Thinks the red longstyled ones are more sterile than the yellow.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [Apr–May 1865]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 20)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4506F

From W. E. Darwin   24 May 1864

Summary

Encloses drawings of Menyanthes and Pulmonaria anthers.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 May 1864
Classmark:  DAR 110: A89–93, B48–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4508

From W. E. Darwin   18 June [1864]

Summary

Doesn't think will be able to find Buckthorn. Sends reference from Revue de Deux Mondes. Is settled at the Bank.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 June [1864]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4538F
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