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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Gaston de Saporta   10 September 1876

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

Hopes GdeS will publish on subjects discussed in his letter [10587]. CD had noted similar persistence of variation in fossil shells.

Calls his attention to Nägeli’s work on Hieracium.

Expresses skepticism about O. Heer’s view that dicotyledonous plants developed suddenly. Believes they must have developed slowly in some part of the globe completely isolated from other regions.

Summary

Hopes GdeS will publish on subjects discussed in his letter [10587]. CD had noted similar persistence of variation in fossil shells.

Calls his attention to Nägeli’s work on Hieracium.

Expresses skepticism about O. Heer’s view that dicotyledonous plants developed suddenly. Believes they must have developed slowly in some part of the globe completely isolated from other regions.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10591
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Louis Charles Joseph Gaston (Gaston) Saporta (comte de)
Sent from
Down
Source of text
A. de Saporta (private collection)
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10591,” accessed on 29 April 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-10591

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24

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