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Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from C. R. Darwin to J. D. Hooker   27 [October 1862]

Darwin, Charles Robert

Darwin-Hooker Letters

<p style='text-align: justify;'><i>Masdevallia</i> turns out to be nothing wonderful, "I was merely stupid about it."</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Asks for plants for experiments.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'><i>Hedysarum</i> and <i>Oxalis sensitiva</i> seeds.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Asks whether Oliver knows of experiments on absorption of poisons by roots.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>CD finds he cannot publish this year on <i>Lythrum salicaria</i>; he must make 126 additional crosses!</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Asks for odd variations of common potato; he wants to grow a few plants of every variety.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'><i>Variation</i> is crawling.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Has had some bad attacks lately.</p>

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