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Letter 10464

Darwin, C. R. to Treat, Mary

21 Apr [1876]

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    Congratulations on finding water-lily.

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    Thanks for Pinguicula specimens.

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    Asks for reference to her article on Utricularia [see 10508].

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Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

April 21st/76/

Dear Mrs Treat

I congratulate you on your splendid Botanical success in finding the Water Lily & Amaryllis. Alas I know nothing of systematical botany. The specimens which you have sent of Utricularia are most beautiful & excellently preserved. I shall feel great interest in reading your account of them when published.

I am sorry to say that I never received the article in Harpers on the sensitivity of the valve in Utricularia,— a subject which drives me half mad.— If you have been able to prove either side of the case, I beg you tell me exact title & date of the number, which I can then easily pursue.

If the Nymphaea is presumed by Dr. Gray to be a new species, I am sure Dr Hooker wd be very glad of a specimen.— I hope that you received my Book on Insectivorous Plants, copies of which were despatched at the same time to you, Asa Gray & Dr Canby.

Dear Madam | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

I have thought it best to address this to Vineland

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    This letter is not yet published in the edition of The correspondence of Charles Darwin; it is due to appear in volume 24. The text is being made available here ahead of print publication as part of the `Darwin and Gender' project funded by The Bonita Trust.
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