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From John Cattell   13 August 1855

Nursery & Seed Establishment, | Westerham

Aug 13th— 1855

Dear Sir,

In answer to your enquiries respecting the German Seeds1 I beg to say I import my own direct and I find the quality so superior to what I used to get from the wholesale dealers in London that every year I find a very great increase in the demand. The best quality I have ever got has been from Messrs. C. Platz & Son, Erfurt, Prussia Frederick Adolphus Haage Junr. also of Erfurt is a good grower of them and also Charles Appelius of the same place. G. H. Behn of Hamburgh also grows them good and extensively.

I am | Sir | Your most obedt Sert— | John Cattell C. Darwin Esqr

Footnotes

Cattell’s catalogue of floricultural seeds advertised German seeds. CD’s copy of the 1855 catalogue is heavily marked for those he intended to order (DAR 46.2: 2). See letter to J. D. Hooker, 14 [August 1855].

Summary

Gives names of German dealers who provide seed of superior quality.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1739
From
John Cattell
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Westerham
Source of text
DAR 161: 127
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1739,” accessed on 18 April 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1739

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 5

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