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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Gaston de Saporta   24 December 1877

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

Such honours as proposal for election to Institut affect CD very little.

GdeS’s idea that dicotyledonous plants were not developed until sucking insects evolved is a splendid one. The suggestion that fertilisation of the surviving members of the most ancient dicotyledons should be studied is a good one. CD hopes GdeS will keep it in mind.

Summary

Such honours as proposal for election to Institut affect CD very little.

GdeS’s idea that dicotyledonous plants were not developed until sucking insects evolved is a splendid one. The suggestion that fertilisation of the surviving members of the most ancient dicotyledons should be studied is a good one. CD hopes GdeS will keep it in mind.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11287
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
8pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11287,” accessed on 28 June 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-11287

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