For his work on dimorphism, CD asks WAL if he can send roots of two forms of Epilobium angustifolium. He doubts that they are reciprocally connected like the two forms of Primula, but will try the experiment.
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
Will you forgive me troubling you.— Prof. Oliver has called my attention to
your papers published so long ago as 1842 on Epilobium
angustifolium.— He suggests as possible that these
forms may be reciprocally connected like the two forms of Primula. I much doubt this
fact; but as I am working on Dimorphism, I sh
With my hopes that your health is good, I beg leave to remain, my dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
address for Parcel
Care of Down Postman
- f1 3832.f1The year is established by the relationship to the letter from Daniel Oliver, 25 November 1862.
- f2 3832.f2Leighton 1841 and 1842. See letter from Daniel Oliver, 25 November 1862.
- f3 3832.f3Leighton had been a friend of CD's at Shrewsbury School and at the University of Cambridge (Browne 1995).