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Letter 505

Henslow, J. S. to Darwin, C. R.

[14? Apr 1839]

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    [Note forwarding 503.]

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    Lord Fitzwilliams's gardener does not believe in hybrid ferns.


My dear Darwin,

I have just got back from Milton I find this letter wh concerns your queres.— Ld F's gardener declares that he does not believe in Hybrid Ferns— He raises 100s & sees 1000's of seedlings & never met with any thing of the sort—

Mrs H. is at Ely—

Kind regards to Mrs Darwin. Yrs ever sincerely J. S Henslow

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    f1 505.f1
    Letter from William Herbert to J. S. Henslow, 5 April 1839. Henslow wrote the above note at the bottom of Herbert's letter.
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    f2 505.f2
    Probably Charles William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, 3d Earl Fitzwilliam, on whose estates was Milton Park near Peterborough (Complete Peerage).
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    f3 505.f3
    CD's notebooks contain seven references to hybridity of ferns (Notebook B: 230, 235; C: 52; D: 157, 162; E: 90; M: 156).
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