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DCP-LETT-505

From J. S. Henslow  [c. 14 April 1839]

My dear Darwin,

I have just got back from Milton I find this letter wh. concerns your queres.—1 Ld. F’s2 gardener declares that he does not believe in Hybrid Ferns— He raises 100s & sees 1000’s of seedlings & never met with any thing of the sort—3

Mrs H. is at Ely—

Kind regards to Mrs Darwin. Yrs ever sincerely J. S Henslow

Footnotes

1
Letter from William Herbert to J. S. Henslow, 5 April 1839. Henslow wrote the above note at the bottom of Herbert’s letter.
2
Probably Charles William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, 3d Earl Fitzwilliam, on whose estates was Milton Park near Peterborough (Complete Peerage).
3
CD’s notebooks contain seven references to hybridity of ferns (Notebook B: 230, 235; C: 52; D: 157, 162; E: 90; M: 156).

Summary

[Note forwarding 503.]

Lord Fitzwilliam’s gardener does not believe in hybrid ferns.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-505
From
Henslow, J. S.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 185: 63v
Physical description
1p †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 505,” accessed on 23 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-505

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