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To Pickard & Stoneman   1 December [1862]

Summary

Asks for information about cases for stove-plants. [Answers recorded in another hand.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  1 Dec [1862]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.283)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3839

To Ladies   24 February [1862–9]

Summary

Thanks for their kind feelings towards him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  24 Feb [1862-9]
Classmark:  R. M. Smythe & Co., New York
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5418F

To ?   21 August [1862]

Summary

Thanks for monstrous floral specimen, but it is a common one.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  21 Aug [1862]
Classmark:  Lawrences Auctioneers, Crewkerne, Somerset, 2009
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3693F

To ?   11 March [1862–9]

Summary

Gives permission to insert in his magazine anything from CD’s works.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  11 Mar [1862-9]
Classmark:  Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13877F

To ?   29 March [1862–9]

Summary

Declines, regretfully, to contribute to or to have his name appear on a new magazine.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  29 Mar [1862-9]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.7781/1–32 item 8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13878

From A. C. Ramsay   26 August 1862

Summary

Sends his paper [on glacial lakes, see 3450]. Falconer attacked it. Falconer thinks Himalayas confound the theory, but Hooker writes that it explains the absence of lakes there.

Author:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Aug 1862
Classmark:  DAR 176: 9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3701

To Daniel Oliver   29 [July 1862]

Summary

Cares more for dimorphism now than for orchids. Today saw the three forms of Lythrum, which means there should be 18 different practicable crosses.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  29 [July 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 55 (EH 88206038)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3702

To W. E. Darwin   [10? September 1862]

Summary

Gives advice as to whether certain meteorological observations would be worth making.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [10? Sept 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3704

To John Lubbock   [3 September 1862]

Summary

CD was in error about bees’ behaviour at clover.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  [3 Sept 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 55
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3705

To Daniel Oliver   2 September [1862]

Summary

Exciting work on trimorphism in Lythrum salicaria. Requests Lythraceae from Kew.

Wants to know of plants other than Melastoma and Lythrum with coloured pollen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  2 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 35 (EH 88206018)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3706

To C. C. Babington   2 September [1862]

Summary

Can CCB get Lythrum hyssopifolium seeds?

Hottonia splendidly dimorphic.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Cardale Babington
Date:  2 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add.8182: 24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3707

To John Lubbock   2 September [1862]

Summary

Hive-bees and clover.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  2 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 263
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3708

To Daniel Oliver   [17 September 1862]

Summary

Performed a large number of Lythrum crosses before leaving home.

Working on Drosera for amusement. Has tried effect on plants of vegetable substances active on animal nervous systems, e.g., opium; makes Drosera inactive for hours.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Daniel Oliver
Date:  [17 Sept 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 261.10: 36 (EH 88206019)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3709

To Asa Gray   [3–]4 September [1862]

Summary

Glad AG will publish some separate notes on orchids ["Fertilization of orchids through the agency of insects", Am. J. Sci. 2d ser. 34 (1862): 420–9].

Trimorphism in Lythrum.

Bee behaviour.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  [3–]4 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (68)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3710

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

To John Lubbock   5 September [1862]

Summary

Finds JL’s facts on the diving insect that remains four hours under water new and interesting [see "On two aquatic Hymenoptera", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 24 (1864): 135–42].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  5 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 263
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3713

To A. C. Ramsay   5 September [1862]

Summary

On ACR’s paper on glacial origin of lakes. CD thinks it is correct. Suggests further investigation to corroborate it. His only doubt has to do with areas of great activity.

On ACR’s view of cause of glacial period: CD did battle with Hooker on same point.

T. F. Jamieson has smashed CD’s Glen Roy marine theory in splendid style.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Andrew Crombie Ramsay
Date:  5 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 261.9: 7 (EH 88205980)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3714

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
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