To Federico Delpino 1 June 1
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
I am greatly obliged for the extraordinary trouble which you have taken in procuring for me the seeds of the Canna.2 I have received them safely & they will be extremely useful to me. I have so often shown my son the manner of fertilisation of various leguminous plants that I do not think it is likely that he has exaggerated the novelty of the contrivance in the Lotus; & therefore if you have any opportunity I still think it might be worth your looking at3
With very sincere thanks for your kindness, I remain with much respect,
Dear Sir, | yours faithfully | Charles Darwin
Thanks FD for seeds of Canna.
Still thinks it would be worth FD’s while looking at the fertilisation of Lotus; does not think Frank Darwin has exaggerated the novelty of the contrivance.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7213,” accessed on 25 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7213