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Darwin Correspondence Project

To T. H. Farrer   28 April 1873

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Ap 28. 1873

My dear Farrer

If you should ever again take to insects & flowers, as I heartily hope you will, I advise you to get

Dr Hermann Müllers Befruchtung der Blumen durch insekten

Leipzig Engelmann 18731

For as far as I have read it seems to me to be an excellent book—

yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

CD’s annotated copy of Müller’s book on the fertilisation of flowers by insect agency (H. Müller 1873) is in the Darwin Library–CUL (see Marginalia 1: 610–12). Farrer had published articles on the fertilisation of papilionaceous plants (Farrer 1868 and 1872) and CD had encouraged this work (see, for example, Correspondence vol. 20, letter to T. H. Farrer, 13 October [1872]).

Summary

Recommends Hermann Müller’s Die Befruchtung der Blumen [1873].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8885
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Thomas Henry Farrer (1st Baron Farrer)
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Linnean Society of London (Farrer 19)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8885,” accessed on 17 November 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8885

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 21

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