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Letter 390

Darwin, S. E. to Darwin, C. R.

[early Dec 1837?]

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    Father says he sowed broom plants soon after house was built in 1798; these never came up. In 1835 the terrace was made; thereafter the broom sprang up.

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    Advice on a medicine CD is taking.

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[Shrewsbury]

[recto:] My father says soon after this house was built in 1798 he has a vague recollection of sowing a quantity of Broom seeds on the bank, which never came up— the Terrace was made in 1835, & there was a good deal of moving of soil; & then all those Broom plants sprung up.— He is sure there were none formerly on this place.—

[verso:] pure potash of < > take the 35 Grains in yr Powders you might perhaps take less.— but if sufficiently diluted he shd not think it too much.—

I wrote to Eras yesterday to say I meant to come up on Tuesday the 19th unless this Snow prevents me.—

I wish the journey was over & I was

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