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DCP-LETT-11314

To W. W. Baxter  6 January [1878]

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Summary

Asks about the composition of a spermaceti ointment which he has been buying for some years "because I blackened some young shoots of plants with this ointment mixed with Lamp-black & it produced an extraordinary effect on the shoots, which I think cannot be accounted for merely by the exclusion of light".

Summary

Asks about the composition of a spermaceti ointment which he has been buying for some years "because I blackened some young shoots of plants with this ointment mixed with Lamp-black & it produced an extraordinary effect on the shoots, which I think cannot be accounted for merely by the exclusion of light".

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11314
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Baxter, W. W.
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
Parke-Bernet (dealers) (6 February 1962)
Physical description
** 1p

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11314,” accessed on 26 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-11314

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