skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-7250

To T. H. Farrer   [29 June 1870]1

6. Queen Anne St

Wednesday

My dear Farrer

I have just received from Fritz Müller the enclosed seeds “of a third species of Passiflora, the flowers of which are visited fertilised by a large Humble-bee.”2

Yours most sincerely | Ch. Darwin

We return home early on Friday morning: if you were in this direction on Thursday & would feel the least inclination to come to luncheon at 1 o clock, I am sure I need not say that we shd. all be very glad indeed to see you.—

Footnotes

1
The date is established by the reference to Fritz Müller’s sending seeds of Passiflora (see letter to T. H. Farrer, 13 May [1870]), and by the dates of CD’s visit to London; the Darwins were in London from 24 June to 1 July 1870 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). The only Wednesday during this period was 29 June.
2
No letter from Fritz Müller accompanying the seeds has been found. CD, Müller, and Farrer had been discussing adaptations for pollination in different species of Passiflora and Tacsonia; see letter from T. H. Farrer, 29 June 1870 and n. 2.

Summary

Encloses seeds from Fritz Müller, of a species of Passiflora, fertilised by a humble-bee.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7250
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Farrer, T. H.
Sent from
London, Queen Anne St, 6
Source of text
Linnean Society of London
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7250,” accessed on 24 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7250

letter