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To Sophy Wedgwood   24 March [1878–80]

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Asks her to observe seedlings of Neottia breaking the surface to see whether the flower stems grow straight up or form arches, and whether they secrete water that softens the surrounding ground.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Katherine Elizabeth Sophy (Sophy) Wedgwood
Date:  24 Mar [1878-80]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 4251: 333)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11442
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