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From Samuel Wells   25 November 1858

Holme Lacy Gardens

Novr. 25th. 1858


In reply to your Question “were the Beans in the first or second year planted near any other varieties”1

I have to state that there is an uncertainty about the exact distance in the first year but it could not be more than 100 yards as the Kitchen Garden is a square of 2 Acres— in the second year it is all but certain they were planted side by side with my earliest crop of Longpods and Mazagans—so that a further departure from the Original may be expected in the produce of those sent— I may just say that I have within the Garden from 8. to 12. hives of Bees every season

Yours faithfully | S. Wells


CD’s letter has not been found; it was evidently a reply to the letter from Samuel Wells, 17 November 1858.


Replies to CD’s question on whether beans in first or second year were planted near any other varieties.

Letter details

Letter no.
Samuel Wells
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Holme Lacy
Source of text
DAR 77: 146
Physical description
2pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2374,” accessed on 21 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 7