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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Friedrich Hildebrand   28 July [1875]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

July 28

My dear Sir

I am much obliged for your letter. I am sorry to say that I cannot help you with maize seed, as it does so badly here that few people cultivate it.2 I have read of constant vars in N. Italy & I should think that Delpino3 could send you what you want. I am very glad you approve of my book.4

Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


Insectivorous plants. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875.


Apologises that he cannot supply any maize seed.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10098F,” accessed on 18 June 2021,

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