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To Williams & Norgate   13 April [1874]

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Ap. 13th

Dear Sir

I enclose a cheque.—1

I am aware that I often give you an unreasonable amount of trouble, but if it is possible to get odd numbers of the “Flora” (German), I very much want nors. 28 & 29 of the year 1873.2 Or if necessary half a volume for the year.— Pray help me as far as you can

Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin

If the book is not very expensive I wd have if necessary the whole vol. for the year 1873.

Footnotes

CD’s Classed account books (Down House MS) record a payment of £3 7s. on 10 April 1874 to Williams & Norgate, a London bookseller specialising in science and foreign language publications.
Issues 28 and 29 of the German journal Flora (1873) contained a two-part article by the Russian botanist Alexander Feodorowicz Batalin on nyctitropism in leaves (Batalin 1873). CD’s annotated copy with a separate sheet of notes is in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL. The article is cited in Movement in plants, pp. 283, 321–2, 387.

Summary

Asks correspondent to obtain odd numbers of Flora.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9406
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Williams & Norgate
Sent from
Down
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (440)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9406,” accessed on 25 March 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9406

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22

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