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Letter 6625

Darwin, C. R. to Moulinié, J. J.

22 Feb [1869]

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    Thanks JJM for translating long paper [by Carrière, J. Agric. Pratique 48 (1869): 159–67]. Paper interesting especially for showing variation has been different under different conditions.


Down Bromley Kent [6 Queen Anne Street]

Feb. 22d

My dear Sir

I am truly obliged to you for your extraordinary kindness in having taken such great trouble in translating the long paper & copying the diagrams. The paper has interested me much, not only in showing so much variation & the effects of selection within a short space of time; but more especially from the variations having been different under different conditions. For of such cases I have very few instances.— I shd never have heard of this paper.—

My health continues the same; I am always what is called ``a poor Devil''; but am able to work for two or three hours daily.—

Mrs. Darwin begs to be kindly remembered to you, & with my best thanks pray believe me | My dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Charles Darwin.

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    f1 6625.f1
    The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from J. J. Moulinié, 15 February 1869.
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    f2 6625.f2
    See letter from J. J. Moulinié, 15 February 1869 and nn. 1 and 2. Moulinié had summarised in English an article by Elie Abel Carrière (Carrière 1869a), published in a French weekly agricultural journal, on selective breeding of wild radishes. CD later received a copy of a revised version of the article (Carrière 1869b) from the author.
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    f3 6625.f3
    Moulinié had visited CD on 31 August 1868 (Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242)).
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