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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Robert Garner   22 February [1870–1]1

[thanking him for sending him ‘the hybrid gathered from a place to which I am so much attached as Maer,’2 discussing its likely sterility or otherwise, and suggesting what Garner might investigate further.]


The year range is established by the form of the address described in the catalogue entry (Down House, with Bromley altered by hand to Beckenham). CD used this form of address from April 1869 until May 1871. In the catalogue, the year is given as [1864], on the basis of a note made on the letter.
Maer Hall in Staffordshire had been the home of Josiah Wedgwood II and Elizabeth Wedgwood, Emma Darwin’s parents.


Thanks for sending him a hybrid.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Robert Garner
Source of text
Bernard Quaritch Ltd, December 1996
Physical description
LS inc

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7115F,” accessed on 20 November 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18