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Letter 5169

Darwin, C. R. to Candolle, C. P. de

1 Aug [1866]

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    Thanks CdeC for his Mémoire sur la famille de Piperacées [1866]. Regrets he has not sufficient knowledge of botany to understand all the points discussed.

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    Sorry his health prevented his attending [Botanical] Congress and meeting CdeC's father.


Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Aug 1.

Dear Sir

I am much obliged to you for your kind present of your Mem. on the ``Pipéracées''. I am sorry to say that I have not sufficient knowledge of botany fully to understand all the points which you discuss, but I can see that some of them are extremely interesting.

I should be much obliged if you wd give my sincere thanks to your father for the extremely kind letter which he wrote me when in London; I should have written to him at once had I known his address. It caused me sincere regret that the state of my health prevented me attending the Congress & having the great pleasure & honour of conversing with your father.

With my best thanks pray believe me my dear Sir | yours very faithfully. | Charles Darwin

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    f1 5169.f1
    The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Alphonse de Candolle, 3 June 1866.
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    The reference is to Casimir de Candolle's paper on the pepper family (A. C. P. de Candolle 1866).
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    See letter from Alphonse de Candolle, 3 June 1866.
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    Alphonse de Candolle was president of the International Horticultural Exhibition and Botanical Congress, held in London from 22 to 31 May 1866 (International Horticultural Exhibition 1866).
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