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From Friedrich Hildebrand   26 July 1875

Freiburg i/B

July 26th | 1875

Dear and honoured Sir

I am very sorry that I cannot give you the results of any new experiments made one the varieties of maize.1 Since my paper in the Bot. Zeit of 18682 I have only been looking out for some constant varieties of maize, but I always failed in getting a constant red variety. This year it would be to late for new experiments, but I shall be very glad if you could procure me next year the seeds of any constant varieties to make the experiments you suggested to me in your kind letter.

I have read with great admiration the first part of your book on “Insectivorous plants” and I am glad that your investigations have made this matter quite doubtless.

With all respect I remain | dear Sir | yours sincerely | Hildebrand


Hildebrand 1868.


No new experiments on mutually sterile maize varieties since his paper in Botanische Zeitung in 1868.

Letter details

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Friedrich Hermann Gustav (Friedrich) Hildebrand
Charles Robert Darwin
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DAR 166: 213
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10094,” accessed on 29 September 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23