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From George Maw   14 January 1869

Benthall Hall, | nr. Broseley.

Jany 14. 69

Dear Sir

I am very pleased to find I can be of any use to you. I will make a note as to the age of horning of Merino Lambs & try & get some information1

With reference to the drosphyllum could you send me a dried specimen to look at which I will return you.2 I am not acquainted with the plant nor is it mentioned by Kelaart in his Flora Calpensis or by Munby in the little work he published on the Flora of the N African coast but if I can see a dried specimen I will do my best to find it & send it by post as I shall be some weeks in the neighbourhood of Gibraltar & am generally lucky in finding plants I want to get.3

I am Dr Sir | Very truly | Geo Maw

C Darwin Esq

Footnotes

Maw refers to the insectivorous plant Drosophyllum (see letter to George Maw, 13 January 1869 and n. 3).
Maw refers to Edward Frederick Kelaart’s Flora Calpensis (Kelaart 1846) and Giles Munby’s Flore d’Algèrie (Munby 1847).

Bibliography

Kelaart, Edward Frederick. 1846. Flora Calpensis. Contributions to the botany and topography of Gibraltar and its neighbourhood: with plan and views of the rock. London: John Van Voorst.

Munby, Giles. 1847. Flore d’Algèrie: ou catalogue des plantes indigènes du royaume d’Alger: accompagné des descriptions de quelques espèces nouvelles ou peu connues. Paris: J.B. Baillière.

Summary

In Gibraltar he will make notes on merino lambs and Drosophyllum as CD requests.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6553
From
George Maw
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Benthall Hall
Source of text
DAR 171: 103
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6553,” accessed on 18 October 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-6553.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17

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