From Abberley (Darwin gardener)1 and R. W. Darwin 18 October 1841
I have gather the seed Peas but i dount see heney new kinds at all in them as the came up true to the sorts the Woodford Peas is Mildew i have all the sorts by themselves
I have not gather all the seed of the Beans & I think the [ fan] bean is in Clind to be a Mule for some of the seeds are tinge with green on the Edges2
I gather a Little thyme seed but it is verrey Poor the wet as been against it ripeing But i have cut some of the flowers to dry & verrey Liklea thear might be some seeds in it
the Cucumber that the insects carred Pollen tou i have cut oppen but not one seed was in it the Horther that I dusted with the Pollen had plenty of seeds in it
I have tow moore furit which the insects have dust with Pollen as soon Sir that the are Redy i will Let you hear about them
Abberly has just given me the above letter to read and as he is busy I told him he had not make any conclusion as I would direct it for him. he has something more to say, but it shall be added to some letter of your sisters.
Your affecti— father | R W D 18 Oct 41
The family gardener reports on seeds he has gathered. RWD transmits the letter.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 610,” accessed on 5 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-610