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Letter 5287A

Darwin, C. R. to Norman, H. G. H.

[after 30 Nov 1866]

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    Thanks his correspondent for remembering to send him a woodcock's leg and informing him that "from a ball of earth attached to the leg of a Red Partridge no less than 82 plants germinated". [See 5287.]

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[thanking his correspondent for remembering to send him a woodcock's leg and informing him that `from a ball of earth attached to the leg of a Red Partridge no less than 82 plants germinated']

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    f1 5287a.f1
    The recipient and date are established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from H. G. H. Norman, 30 November 1866.
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    f2 5287a.f2
    See letter from H. G. H. Norman, 30 November 1866. For the germination of seeds in a ball of earth attached to the foot of a partridge, see Correspondence vol. 12, letter to Alfred Newton, 29 March [1864] and nn. 3 and 4.
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