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From John Lindley   [after 8 April 1843]

Acton Green


Dr Sir

I shall be happy to give you hereafter some report concerning the seeds you have sent me; and I will take care that no information r〈elat〉ing to them shall find its way into circulation through my agents.

I however do not anticipate much novelty from these seeds for one is certainly a Polygonum, and the other in all probability a Chenopodium; both of which might probably be identified with common species if I had the time for the investigation.

Pray believe me | Yours faithfully | John Lindley


Will be happy to report on seeds sent by CD. Suggests names.

Letter details

Letter no.
John Lindley
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Acton Green
Source of text
DAR 50: A23
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 669,” accessed on 4 March 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 2