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Letter 8557

Darwin, C. R. to Farrer, T. H.

13 Oct [1872]

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    THF's article in Nature ["The fertilisation of a few papilionaceous flowers", 6 (1872): 478–80, 498–501] is extremely good.

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    Suspects he now has answer to why common peas and sweetpeas hardly ever intercross, a point which half drove CD mad for years.


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