Encloses part of letter from Fritz Müller on Passiflora, with seeds.
Is endeavouring to have included in next census a question as to whether the parents in each household are cousins.
Down, Beckenham | Kent
My dear Mr Farrer
Enclosed a partial answer with hopes of further answer.—f2 You hadbetter sow seeds as soon as possible; but I fear they look squashed.—It is curious the turning up of flower; but I am afraid opposed to you.—f3
I am endeavouring to persuade Mr. Bruce to have inserted in Census querywhether in each household the parents are cousins: I am deeplyconvinced that this is an important subject: if you can influence anymember of government, pray do so.f4 Some few M.P.s will take up thequestion.—
I have given my reasons in a Chapt in 2d. Vol. of my Domesticanimals.—f5
Pray believe me | yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
We were both truly grieved to hear of Mrs. Farrer’sf6 most seriousillness, though I hope she is now quite well again.