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To John Tyndall   22 December [1878]1

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

Dec. 22d.

My dear Tyndall

I return the Siren with very many thanks.2 The plants, ill-luck to them, are not sensitive to aerial vibrations. I am ashamed at my blunder, & very much more so at having vainly given you great trouble. I have, however, been glad to see the famed Siren.

My dear Tyndall | Yours truly obliged | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from John Tyndall, 5 December 1878.
Tyndall had lent CD a siren for his experiments with sensitive plants; see letter to John Tyndall, 4 December [1878] and n. 3, and letter from John Tyndall, 5 December 1878.

Summary

Returns the siren; the plants "ill luck to them, are not sensitive to aerial vibrations". Is ashamed of his blunder.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11802
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
John Tyndall
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 261.8: 28 (EH 88205966)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11802,” accessed on 15 May 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-11802.xml

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