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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Francis Darwin   [c. February 1875?]1

My dear F.

I beg ten thousand pardon & more—

my notes on U. amethytina are on the same paper with those on U nelumbifolia, so am safe—2

Your old deluded Father | CD


The date is conjectured from the subject matter. CD was correcting the chapter on Utricularia (bladderwort) for Insectivorous plants in February 1875 (letter to D. F. Nevill, 15 February 1875).
CD’s notes on Utricularia amethystina (Florida purple bladderwort) and U. nelumbifolia are in DAR 59.1: 141, 145–6.


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


Begs FD’s pardon: his notes on Utricularia amethystina are on same page with those on U. nelumbifolia.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Francis Darwin
Source of text
DAR 271.4: 8
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9219B,” accessed on 18 May 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23