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DCP-LETT-3049

To William Walmisley Baxter?1   22 January 1861

[Down]

One Pint of Tincture of Henbane.2

Down. Jan22d./61/ | C. Darwin

Footnotes

1
Baxter was a dispensing chemist in Bromley, Kent.
2
Henbane (Hyoscyamus niger) is a poisonous plant of the nightshade family. CD had begun a series of experiments in the autumn of 1860 in an attempt to determine the effects of various poisons on the insectivorous plant Drosera rotundifolia (see Correspondence vol. 8). He discussed the results of the trials with henbane in Insectivorous plants, pp. 84, 206.

Summary

Orders one pint of tincture of henbane.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3049
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Baxter, W. W.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Auckland Public Library (RBR MS 29–30)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3049,” accessed on 24 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3049

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