Thanks HAW for columbine and asparagus seeds and for counting pods for him. CD is astonished at the number of pods. Needs more seeds for one of his experiments.
Has he met Huxley yet? He is a very clever man.
Sept 5 My dear Harry
I am very much obliged for the Columbine seed & for your note which made us laugh heartily.—
I had no idea what trouble the counting must have been, I had not the least conception
that there would have been so many pods. I am very much interested on this point,
& therefore to make assurance sure, I repeat your figures, viz 560 &
742 pods on two plants & 7200 on another. Does the latter number
really mean pods & not seeds? Upon my life I am sorry to give so much trouble,
but I sh
The young cabbages are coming up already.
Thank you much about the asparagus seed; as it is so rare a plant, you are my only chance.—
We have been grieved to hear about poor Anne & Tom.
Have you become acquainted with M
- f1 1753.f1Henry Allen Wedgwood was CD's cousin and brother-in-law.
- f2 1753.f2Dated on the basis of the subject of the letter. CD was investigating the comparative fertility of wild and cultivated plants. See letter to J. S. Henslow, 23 [August or September 1855].
- f3 1753.f3Thomas Josiah Wedgwood and his wife Anne. Tom was a brother of Harry's wife Jessie.