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Darwin Correspondence Project

To W. C. Marshall   [after 30 August 1874]1

Very much obliged

3 fine seeds valuable to me (I am glad to hear about about sticky fluid in curled edges)

Do not take much trouble about counting leaves with insects, but if you do I shd like to hear result—2


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from W. C. Marshall, 30 August [1874]. It is written in pencil on the verso of the last page of that letter.
Marshall had sent CD specimens of Pinguicula (butterwort) with attached seeds and an offer of making further observations (see letter from W. C. Marshall, 30 August [1874].


Glad to hear about sticky fluid on leaves. WCM need not bother to count leaves.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
William Cecil (Bill) Marshall
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 58.1: 126v
Physical description
Adraft 1p (on 9612)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9614,” accessed on 19 April 2019,

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