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To T. H. Farrer   13 October [1872]


THF’s article in Nature ["The fertilisation of a few papilionaceous flowers", 6 (1872): 478–80, 498–501] is extremely good.

Suspects he now has answer to why common peas and sweetpeas hardly ever intercross, a point which half drove CD mad for years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  13 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8557

From T. H. Farrer   17 October 1872



Suggests possible experiments with Pisum and Lathyrus.

Has read the article CD spoke of; the doctrine of inherited mental and corporeal qualities is most fertile.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Oct 1872
Classmark:  DAR 164: 73
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8563
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