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Darwin Correspondence Project

From W. E. Darwin   2 August [1862]1

Southampton

Aug 2.

My Dear Father,

I send off the 3 kinds of Lythrum, but I foolishly forgot moss, till I had not time to get any, so if they come withered I must send some more.2 I got these at a different place to the ones I had examined & I find the proportion of Mp’s much greater than before, at least 3 or 4 to 1 of either of the other, I only judge this from hunting about for Lps and Sps. the Mps seemed to grow in large clumps together.

CD annotations

1.1 I send … examined 1.3] crossed pencil

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship to the letter from W. E. Darwin, 1 August 1862.
See letter from W. E. Darwin, 1 August 1862. There is a note, dated ‘Aug 3d’, recording CD’s observations on specimens of the three forms of Lythrum salicaria sent from Southampton, in DAR 27.2 (ser. 2): 8.

Summary

Sends specimens of the three forms of Lythrum. Remarks on the numerical proportions of different forms.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3677
From
William Erasmus Darwin
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Southampton
Source of text
DAR 162: 91
Physical description
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3677,” accessed on 20 September 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-3677.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 10

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