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From G. H. Darwin to Emma Darwin   [before 24 November 1873]

Summary

Describes a seance attended by George Darwin and Myers.

Author:  James William Colvile
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  [before 24 November 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 210.2: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9157F

To J. D. Hooker   24 November 1873

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Has been working hard on Mimosa albida. Could JDH ever make its opposite leaflets shut up close, as in sleep, when he irritated them? CD doubts they do, except in sleep. Thinks movement a protection against water.

Has examined only one specimen of Eucalyptus.

Cannot believe JDH’s results from cutting a hole in pitcher in his Nepenthes experiment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 95: 306–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9158

To G. H. Darwin   24 November 1873

Summary

Pleased that GHD will help with second edition of Descent. Cautions him not to alter strength of CD’s expression or improve the style too much.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  24 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 210.1: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9159