Thanks MJB for peas.
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
I am extremely much obliged to you for your most kind present of the extremely curious
Peas, which are quite a treasure to me. All the kinds are new
except the Q. of the Dwarfs.— It seems
wonderful that the seed-raisers in France can keep the “Pois geant sans
parchemin” true, but I suppose they do succeed by
raising bodies together. If by any chance you happen to know on this head I
I felt that it was a mere chance whether you had Gærtner's facts so distinctly in your head as to give me your opinion. And indeed I ought not to have troubled you with so long a letter; but it is a great temptation to write about what one is much interested on.—
With my very sincere thanks | Believe me | Yours sincerely & obliged | Charles Darwin
- f1 1665.f1See letter to M. J. Berkeley, 7 April .
- f2 1665.f2CD described the varieties of peas used in his crossing experiments and his results in Variation 1: 326–30.
- f3 1665.f3One of the varieties of peas described by Berkeley in Gardeners' Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, no. 25, 24 June 1854, p. 404 n. See letter to M. J. Berkeley, 7 April .