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DCP-LETT-11799

From W. D. Fox   19 December [1856]

Delamere Ry | Northwich

Dec 19

My dear Darwin

I am got back from Malvern very much better for Dr Gully. I sadly miss the Douche here & wish I had yours. My substitutes are 3 pails of water thrown over me on rising before a shallow—& 6 minutes water poured down spine at Noon—but they do not fill the place of the Douche. It certainly is a wonderful system, & the class of Incurables getting well there is quite a study. All the Drs are making fortunes. I think there are eight there now, who have plenty to do with Gullys leavings.

I have today received the enclosed letter in answer to my 〈    〉

〈    〉 “Peas are grown extensively by the Messrs Sharp (Sleaford) and as they are considered liable to Mésalliances considerable precautions are employed to secure separation”

I noted this, the week after you had made enquiries about Leguminous Plants hybridising. As “in the multitude of Counsellors is wisdom” I will add my experience upon the same plant, Pease. I have grown “The Queen Pea”—a great favourite with us some ten years past, with many other sorts in Garden by them, & never find the seed deteriorate in the least, & I do not therefore believe Messrs. Sharp.

CD annotations

1.1 I am … learnings. 1.00] crossed pencil
3.00 “Peas … separation” 3.00] ‘Chapter 3.’ added pencil
3.00 separation”] ‘Good Ch Descent 5QQQQ. 828’ added ink

Summary

Informs CD that in his experience with peas he has never found the seed to deteriorate.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11799
From
Fox, W. D.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Delamere
Source of text
DAR 77: 170

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11799,” accessed on 1 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-11799

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