To Edouard Bornet 20 August 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
I thank you sincerely for your great & renewed kindness in sending me the seeds of the Draba.2 I am so much engaged this autumn that I do not think I shall sow them & no doubt they will keep alive until next year, when they will be of great interest to me.3
Owing to the same cause I sowed only four lots of the seeds of the Papaver this spring & have made only a few experiments. Papaver vagum, depressum, Lecoqii came up quite true, but the seedlings of P. pinnatifidum varied a good deal.4
With sincere thank & my best respect I remain dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
Thanks JBEB for seeds of Draba which he will sow next year.
Describes the results of some crossing experiments with Papaver.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Bornet, J. B. E.
- Sent from
- Source of text
- Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Département Systématique & Evolution; Cryptogamie), Ms 505 fol. 388
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5611,” accessed on 29 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5611