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From Federico Delpino   [1870]


Sends CD "L’applicazione della teoria Darwiniana ai fiori ed agli insetti visitatori dei fiori" [Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 2 (1870)]. Continues to support vitalism and teleology.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 141
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7055

From Federico Delpino   28 February 1870


Transformism explains rudimentary organs, and teratology, which are otherwise inexplicable.

Looking forward to publication of Descent

and CD’s expected book on "Variation in nature" [see Variation 1: 4].

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Feb 1870
Classmark:  DAR 162: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7120

From Federico Delpino   20 May 1870


Responds to CD’s request for Canna seeds.

Studying dichogamy in Lotus. Describes mechanism that pumps pollen on to a visiting bee. Corrects Axell on Lotus.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 May 1870
Classmark:  DAR 162: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7196

To Federico Delpino   1 June [1870]


Thanks FD for seeds of Canna.

Still thinks it would be worth FD’s while looking at the fertilisation of Lotus; does not think Frank Darwin has exaggerated the novelty of the contrivance.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Federico Delpino
Date:  1 June [1870]
Classmark:  Anna Barone (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7213
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