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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-12618

To Alphonse de Candolle   28 May 1880

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Summary

Thanks for AdeC’s Phytographie [1880]. CD finds in it a number of "philosophical" remarks new to him. The work would have been invaluable to him in dealing with puzzles when writing his cirripede monographs.

Describes his system of keeping notes on separate pieces of paper filed in several scores of large portfolios.

Has just sent MS of Movement in plants to the printer. Thinks he has suceeded in showing "that all the more important great classes of movements are due to the modification of a kind of movement common to all plants from their earliest youth".

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-12618
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Candolle, Alphonse de
Sent from
Southampton Down letterhead
Source of text
Archives de la famille de Candolle
Physical description
6pp

Summary

Thanks for AdeC’s Phytographie [1880]. CD finds in it a number of "philosophical" remarks new to him. The work would have been invaluable to him in dealing with puzzles when writing his cirripede monographs.

Describes his system of keeping notes on separate pieces of paper filed in several scores of large portfolios.

Has just sent MS of Movement in plants to the printer. Thinks he has suceeded in showing "that all the more important great classes of movements are due to the modification of a kind of movement common to all plants from their earliest youth".

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12618,” accessed on 12 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-12618

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