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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Leonard Darwin   25 April 1878

Brompton Barracks, | Chatham.

April 25th. | 78

Dear Father

Enclosed are the two photos.1 They have only been doubled in size by mistake. It could easily be done again if you like, as it is no trouble to me.

Your affec son | Leonard Darwin

CD annotations

Top of letter: ‘Radicles of Bean.—’2 pencil


The photographs probably related to CD’s experiments on bean radicles (see n. 2, below). There are photographs of bean radicles in DAR 209.15: 1–4. DAR 209.15: 4 has ‘enlarged to twice the size. LD’ written on the back; the images on DAR 209.15: 3 are a similar size.
CD was beginning to experiment on the movement of the radicles of beans (see letter to W. T. Thiselton-Dyer, 9 May [1878]).


Encloses two photos [missing].

Letter details

Letter no.
Leonard Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Brompton Barracks, Chatham
Source of text
DAR 186: 34
Physical description
1p †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11484,” accessed on 26 October 2021,