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To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   15 April 1874

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Ap. 15. 1874

My dear Professor Dyer

Many thanks to you & Hooker— The seeds & plants have arrived, & are worth their weight in gold to me.1

When in London I will certainly try to get some ground-nuts.

yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

I had overlooked the little pot with germinating ground nuts.— What a splendid lot of Cassias & Trifoliums. There is nothing so good as observing a lot of species of same genus.— Tamarindus Indicus is the most valuable of all.—2


See letter to W. H. Thiselton-Dyer, 4 April 1874.
See letter to W. H. Thiselton-Dyer, 4 April 1874 and n. 3. Tamarindus indicus is the tamarind tree.


Thanks for the seeds and plants that he requested.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
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Source of text
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W. T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 7)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9410,” accessed on 26 May 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22