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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Francis Darwin   2 June [1879]

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

Thanks for FD’s letter describing microscopic work under experienced supervision.

Is glad to hear of C. E. Stahl’s objection to treating plants as mere machines.

Pleased that J. von Sachs has yielded on growth.

Perhaps Stahl will recognise whether the case of the silver fir is the same as that referred to in the German account [see 12074b].

CD has finished the first draft of his essay on Erasmus Darwin’s life and is "heartily sick of the job".

Summary

Thanks for FD’s letter describing microscopic work under experienced supervision.

Is glad to hear of C. E. Stahl’s objection to treating plants as mere machines.

Pleased that J. von Sachs has yielded on growth.

Perhaps Stahl will recognise whether the case of the silver fir is the same as that referred to in the German account [see 12074b].

CD has finished the first draft of his essay on Erasmus Darwin’s life and is "heartily sick of the job".

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-12078A
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Francis Darwin
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 271.4: 15
Physical description
4pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12078A,” accessed on 24 August 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-12078A

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