To William Erasmus Darwin [1 May 1864]1
My dear Wm
I have seen about the transfer very many thanks for all you are doing for me.2 It was the anthers & not the stigma which latter are variable,3 but I am now nearly sure about the anthers & almost about the flowers.
But I am greatly interested in this case. Look at Broomfield about Rhamnus if you come across any flowers of the 2 sexes I shd much like to see them4
yours affectly | Ch Darwin
I C.D am very well today I have no doubt that the long sty. have largest flowers at least in kitch gar.5
Frank & Ruck Lenny & another appeared from Clapham about 2.30 yesterday having walked from school, in 2 parties after the manner of boys.6
We stuffed them & croquetted them & sent them home & it did very well.— Alfred is still here & very harmless.7
Writes of dimorphic plants.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5127,” accessed on 27 April 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5127
Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18 (Supplement)