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To Edward Frankland   31 August 1874

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Utricularia catch freshwater Crustaceans, which cannot be digested and rot in the bladders. CD is interested to identify any substance produced in the putrefaction before it is resolved into gases and salts of ammonia. He has reason to believe that the plant absorbs such products.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  31 Aug 1874
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9614A

From Edward Frankland   9 October 1874

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Sends information CD requested on phosphate of ammonia and on nitrogenous substances produced during putrefaction of animal matter.

Author:  Edward Frankland
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Oct 1874
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 97–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9671

To Edward Frankland   11 October 1874

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Acknowledges the information about the phosphate and about putrefaction. Regrets that there is no knowledge of the conjectured substance. [See 9671.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  11 Oct 1874
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9673A

From Lyon Playfair to Edward Frankland   21 May 1875

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EF’s first impression of LP’s bill is the correct one. Darwin, Huxley and Burdon Sanderson prepared it. LP merely put it into Parliamentary shape.

Author:  Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playfair of St Andrews
Addressee:  Edward Frankland
Date:  21 May 1875
Classmark:  The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9988A
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