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From L. E. Becker   28 May [1863]

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Thanks for CD’s paper [not named].

Inquires whether Lychnis, as an hermaphrodite, is more susceptible to fungus, disease, other weaknesses.

Author:  Lydia Ernestine Becker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 109
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4189

From John Scott   28 May [1863]

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Sends abstract from Edinburgh Courant of his orchid sterility paper [see 4087]. Balfour altered title to obscure its theoretical nature.

Sends specimens showing curious variation.

Author:  John Scott
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 92
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4190
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Darwin in letters, 1847-1850: Microscopes and barnacles

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Darwin's study of barnacles, begun in 1844, took him eight years to complete. The correspondence reveals how his interest in a species found during the Beagle voyage developed into an investigation of the comparative anatomy of other cirripedes and…

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  • … forms (Living Cirripedia (1851): 214; (1854): 29, 528 n.) and, at another level, to explain the …