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FVM-03384
From:  Frederick Bailey
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  1882
Classmark:  RB MSS M5, Library, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.Bailey succeeded Walter Hill as Queensland's Government Botanist in 1881 and became responsible for the Brisbane Botanic Garden. The specimen of Cassia pistaciaefolia ,MEL 2044874, with Bailey's collection number '45', is dated 1882, as are specimens '42', MEL 1548355, Themeda avenacea (of which Anthistiria gigantea is a synonym), and '44', MEL 2044875, Cassia ferruginea
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
FVM-03385
From:  Frederick Bailey
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  1882
Classmark:  National Herbarium of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-13591
From:  Thomas George Bonney
To:  Francis Darwin
Date:  [Jan 1882]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 247
Summary:  

Wishes to know veracity of a report of CD’s reactions on seeing certain slides of supposedly organic material from meteorites.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-13590
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [1882?]
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 116
Summary:  

Encloses a letter from a Mr Hill on some [unspecified] legal matter.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-03386
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Miles Berkeley
Date:  1 January 1882
Classmark:  Natural History Museum, London, Botany Library, Berkeley correspondence, vol. 9
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-13593
From:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1882
Classmark:  DAR 106: D19
Summary:  

In answer to CD’s query, FM thinks the seeds he sent were those of the sensitive Mimosa.

Reports his observations of movement of leaves of Bauhinia grandiflora and B. brasiliensis. They do not "sleep" in hot weather.

Sends some seeds of Pontederia he had fertilised.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-13592
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  George John Romanes
Date:  1 Jan [1882]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (609)
Summary:  

Describes grafting experiment of Baron de Villa Franca, which produced new varieties of sugar-cane. Encloses related documents.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-13594
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Charles Grant Blairfindie (Grant) Allen
Date:  2 Jan 1882
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
Summary:  

Thanks GA for his article ["The daisy’s pedigree", Cornhill Mag. 44 (1881): 168–81].

The evolutionary argument that petals are transformed stamens is "striking and apparently valid". Doubts petals are naturally yellow.

Wallace’s "generalization about much modified parts being splendidly coloured" is also dubious except as both are caused by sexual selection.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-13596
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Vladimir Onufrievich (Владимир Онуфриевич Ковалевский) Kovalevsky
Date:  2 Jan [1882]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Special Collections, Dibner Library)
Summary:  

Thanks VOK for a photograph and his New Year wishes.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-13595
From:  A. de Souza Correa; Secretary, Brazilian Legation
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Jan 1882
Classmark:  DAR 160: 284
Summary:  

Thanks CD for letter for Villa Franca. Would be happy if CD published the Baron’s observations in an English scientific journal.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-03387
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  William Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  3 January 1882
Classmark:  RBG Kew, Miscellaneous Reports 10.6, British East Africa Protectorate, Rubber, Copal, 1874-1906, f. 127
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-13597
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  George John Romanes
Date:  3 Jan [1882]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (610)
Summary:  

Asks GJR’s opinion about grafting experiments on sugar-cane carried out by the Baron [de Villa Franca].

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-13598
From:  Henry Clifton Sorby
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1882
Classmark:  DAR 177: 220
Summary:  

Reports the inconclusive results of some experiments he has been doing for CD [related to plant colouring material?].

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-13599F
From:  William Erasmus Darwin
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Jan 1882
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 105)
Summary:  

Has sold London & South Western Railway stock and has purchased Great Western stock.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-13599
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Johann Friedrich Theodor (Fritz) Müller
Date:  4 Jan 1882
Classmark:  British Library (Loan MS 10 no 58)
Summary:  

On F. M. Balfour.

Effects of ammonium carbonate on roots.

FM’s Pontederia case is very curious.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-03388
From:  Joseph Hooker
To:  Ferdinand von Mueller
Date:  5 January 1882
Classmark:  RB MSS M3, Library, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.MS embossed with crest of Royal Gardens Kew
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-13600F
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  Gustav Heinrich Theodor (Theodor) Eimer
Date:  6 Jan [1882]
Classmark:  CUL: Library Correspondence 1953: ref. 1273
Summary:  

Is obliged for TE’s paper on the wall lizard and another paper.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
DCP-LETT-13600
From:  Charles Robert Darwin
To:  George John Romanes
Date:  6 Jan 1882
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (611)
Summary:  

Accepts GJR’s offer to prepare sugar-cane paper for publication [Villa Franca and Glass, "New varieties of sugar-cane", Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. (1880–2): 30–1]. Suggests introduction and outline.

Agrees with GJR on microscope for Grant Allen.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project
FVM-03389
From:  Ferdinand von Mueller
To:  Maurice Holtze
Date:  7 January 1882
Classmark:  GRG 19/391, Public Library Museum and Art Gallery, State Records of South Australia, Adelaide
Summary:  

No summary available.

Contributor:  Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller Project
DCP-LETT-13601
From:  J. F Simpson
To:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1882
Classmark:  DAR 177: 170
Summary:  

Has read Earthworms; discusses parts and encloses a list of errata. Writes of worm-castings, describing his observations; speculates on the variation in their distribution under different conditions.

Contributor:  Darwin Correspondence Project