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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-5287A

To H. G. H. Norman   [after 30 November 1866]1

[thanking his correspondent for remembering to send him a woodcock’s leg and informing him that ‘from a ball of earth attached to the leg of a Red Partridge no less than 82 plants germinated’]2

Footnotes

1
The recipient and date are established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from H. G. H. Norman, 30 November 1866.
2
See letter from H. G. H. Norman, 30 November 1866. For the germination of seeds in a ball of earth attached to the foot of a partridge, see Correspondence vol. 12, letter to Alfred Newton, 29 March [1864] and nn. 3 and 4.

Summary

Thanks his correspondent for remembering to send him a woodcock’s leg and informing him that "from a ball of earth attached to the leg of a Red Partridge no less than 82 plants germinated". [See 5287.]

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5287A
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Norman, H. G. H.
Source of text
Christie’s (dealers) (20 June 1990)
Physical description
Inc

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5287A,” accessed on 29 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5287A

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