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Darwin Correspondence Project

To James Torbitt   3 May 1879

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

Encourages JT’s experiments. His case of flowering of black potatoes is curious. CD surprised that they are odoriferous and visited by bees. This letter was thought to be to David Moore, because it was in the private collection of a descendant, but is extremely close to a draft to JT on the letter from JT, 30 April 1879 (DCP-LETT-12020). It is not known how it passed from JT to David Moore.

Summary

Encourages JT’s experiments. His case of flowering of black potatoes is curious. CD surprised that they are odoriferous and visited by bees. This letter was thought to be to David Moore, because it was in the private collection of a descendant, but is extremely close to a draft to JT on the letter from JT, 30 April 1879 (DCP-LETT-12020). It is not known how it passed from JT to David Moore.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-12027
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
James Torbitt
Sent from
Down
Source of text
National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Library, Glasnevin (DSS/DM/1/1/16)
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12027,” accessed on 31 May 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-12027.xml

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