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From Federico Delpino   11 September 1875

Summary

Thanks for Thomas Belt’s Naturalist in Nicaragua [1874], which confirms some of his observations,

and for Insectivorous plants, which he praises.

Suggests that a book integrating knowledge of plant–animal interactions be written by a Darwinist.

Defines biology as the science of external interactions.

German reception is far more positive than Italian.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Sept 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 154
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10155

From Federico Delpino   8 April 1875

Summary

Sends last part of his book [Ulteriori observazioni sulla dicogamia (1868–74)] [osservazioni!?] and describes contents.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 152
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9919

From Federico Delpino   18 April 1875

Summary

Looking forward to publication of Insectivorous plants, which he will review.

Paul Mantegazza has criticised FD on insectivorous plants

and CD on sexual selection; FD maintains dichogamy in plants supports sexual selection.

Author:  Federico Delpino
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9939
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