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To William Walmisley Baxter?1   22 January 1861

[Down]

One Pint of Tincture of Henbane.2

Down. Jan22d./61/ | C. Darwin

Footnotes

Baxter was a dispensing chemist in Bromley, Kent.
Henbane (Hyoscyamus niger) is a poisonous plant of the nightshade family. CD had begun a series of experiments in the autumn of 1860 in an attempt to determine the effects of various poisons on the insectivorous plant Drosera rotundifolia (see Correspondence vol. 8). He discussed the results of the trials with henbane in Insectivorous plants, pp. 84, 206.

Bibliography

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 26 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

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

Summary

Orders one pint of tincture of henbane.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3049
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
William Walmisley Baxter
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Auckland Public Library (MS 29)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3049,” accessed on 13 November 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-3049.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 9

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