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To Pickard & Stoneman   1 December [1862]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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

To Friedrich Rolle   17 October [1862]


Rolle has done great service by publishing his book [Ch. Darwin’s Lehre von der Entstehung der Arten (1863)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Friedrich Rolle
Date:  17 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum, Frankfurt (SNG-Archiv: Malakol.: Nachlass Rolle)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3770

From H. W. Bates   17 October 1862


Still working on book and has completed 620 out of 700 pages.

Rewrote memoir [on mimicry in Amazon Lepidoptera] for Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. [23 (1862): 495–566].

Edwin Brown, HWB’s earliest naturalist friend, will have a hard time classifying Carabi as he is unable to travel.

Author:  Henry Walter Bates
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 160.1: 71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3771

To H. W. Bates   18 October [1862]


Thanks for last note. Assures HWB that all writers have problems similar to his.

Plans to inquire at Linnean Society for HWB’s paper.

His family, including Mrs Darwin and Leonard, are now well.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Walter Bates
Date:  18 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3773

From J. D. Hooker   [18 October 1862]



Does CD want Masdevallia?

Sends addresses of persons in S. America who would send Melastomataceae seeds.

Has ordered Matthieu Bonafous on maize [Histoire naturelle du maïs (1836)].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [18 Oct 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 101: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3774

From B. J. Sulivan   18 October [1862]


Confirms arrangements for his trip to Down.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 276
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3775

From W. E. Darwin   21 October [1862]


Effect on seed production of differences in distance between Lythrum plants.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 162.1: 93
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3777

From W. E. Darwin   23 October [1862]


Sends observations on Lythrum. Reports bad health of Maud Atherley.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3777F

To John Lubbock   23 October [1862]


Would like JL to call.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  23 Oct [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 263
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3779

From J. D. Hooker   25 October 1862



Has sent Masdevallia and other plants.

J. J. F. W. v. Parrot’s Ararat [(1834), trans. W. D. Cooley, in The world surveyed in the XIXth century, vol. 1 (1845)] refreshing in its simple faith in the ark.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 101: 64–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3780

From John Lubbock   25 October 1862


CD’s health is bad.

Would like to visit CD on Friday.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 170: 32
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3781

To W. E. Darwin   [25 October 1862]


Asks WED to make some observations on differences in pods of Lythrum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [25 Oct 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3782

To John Lubbock   27 [October 1862]


Hopes to be well enough on Friday to see JL.

Several of the family have had influenza.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  27 [Oct 1862]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries and Archives (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3783

To J. D. Hooker   27 [October 1862]



Masdevallia turns out to be nothing wonderful, "I was merely stupid about it."

Asks for plants for experiments.

Hedysarum and Oxalis sensitiva seeds.

Asks whether Oliver knows of experiments on absorption of poisons by roots.

CD finds he cannot publish this year on Lythrum salicaria; he must make 126 additional crosses!

Asks for odd variations of common potato; he wants to grow a few plants of every variety.

Variation is crawling.

Has had some bad attacks lately.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 [Oct 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 167
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3784

From Asa Gray   27 October 1862


Sends Nesaea seeds for CD

and stamps for Leonard Darwin.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 165: 121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3785

From W. E. Darwin   28 October 1862


Distances between Lythrum plants.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Oct 1862
Classmark:  DAR 162.1: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3786
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