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Letter 11314

Darwin, C. R. to Baxter, W. W.

6 Jan [1878]

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    Asks about the composition of a spermaceti ointment which he has been buying for some years "because I blackened some young shoots of plants with this ointment mixed with Lamp-black & it produced an extraordinary effect on the shoots, which I think cannot be accounted for merely by the exclusion of light".


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