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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Friedrich Hildebrand   4 July 1870

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

July 4 1870

My dear Sir

I believe that your kindness will lead you to aid me if it is in your power. I much want, for some experiments in crossing, seeds of Nolana prostrata & Hibiscus Africanus, which have been matured in Germany or in the more Southern parts of Europe, & therefore under somewhat different conditions from those of England.1 You will greatly oblige me if you can send pretty soon a few of these seeds in a letter.

With sincere good wishes believe me my dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

CD had earlier asked Joseph Dalton Hooker for seeds of Hibiscus africanus and Nolana prostrata, but Hooker was unable to supply any (see letter from J. D. Hooker, 1 July 1870 and n. 1).

Summary

Requests seeds of Nolana prostrata & Hibiscus Africanus, which have been matured in Germany or in the more Southern parts of Europe.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7264F,” accessed on 23 September 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-7264F.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18

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