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Letter 12078A

Darwin, C. R. to Darwin, Francis

2 June [1879]

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    Thanks for FD's letter describing microscopic work under experienced supervision.

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    Is glad to hear of C. E. Stahl's objection to treating plants as mere machines.

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    Pleased that J. von Sachs has yielded on growth.

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    Perhaps Stahl will recognise whether the case of the silver fir is the same as that referred to in the German account [see 12074b].

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    CD has finished the first draft of his essay on Erasmus Darwin's life and is "heartily sick of the job".

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