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Letter 4654

Darwin, C. R. to Ray Society

[before 4 Nov 1864]

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    "Read a letter from Mr Darwin suggesting the Translation of Gaertner's work [Bastarderzeugung im Pflanzenreich (1849)]."

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-- -- 1118   Read a letter from Mr Darwin suggesting the Translation of Gaertner's work on ``Bastardezeugung''

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    The letter has not been found, but see the enclosure to the letter to J. D. Hooker, 23 September [1864]. The text given here has been taken from the minutes of the special council meeting of the Ray Society, 4 November 1864. William John Hamilton chaired the meeting. Also present were Joseph Beck, Michael Pakenham Edgeworth, William Henry Flower, Samuel James Augustus Salter, William Sharpey, Henry Tibbats Stainton, and James Tennant.
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    The reference is to Versuche und Beobachtungen über die Bastarderzeugung im Pflanzenreich by Karl Friedrich von Gärtner (Gärtner 1849). See letter to J. D. Hooker, 13 September [1864] and n. 6.
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