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Darwin Correspondence Project

From W. E. Darwin   [25 August 1873]1

Bassett

Monday | 9. AM

Dear Father,

The Pantry Mimosa looks pretty well today, the leaflets that were in water have a slightly untidy curled look, but they are not discoloured, they still close rather slower than the rest of the plant.

Next week when they are quite recovered I will put them in pantry again.2

The other in glass continues well & opens under water without discoloration.

I took the leaflets out of the water just now, they are quite torpid to the touch. They seemed but little wetted above or underneath. I have immersed them again.

The berries are not more sunk, but the water is now about as dingy looking as what you saw in case of the other berries.3

I am off to Mr [Youngs]4 today, | Your affect son | W E D

CD annotations

0.2 9.] afterAugt, 25th.added pencil
Top of letter: ‘Mimosa in Pantry’

Footnotes

The month and day are established by CD’s annotation and the year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from W. E. Darwin, [22 August 1873].
Mr Young has not been identified.

Summary

Experiments on Mimosa; effects of immersion.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9025
From
William Erasmus Darwin
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Bassett
Source of text
DAR 162: 107
Physical description
3pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9025,” accessed on 20 July 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-9025.xml

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

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