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From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   13 August [1873]



Answers CD’s questions of 25 July [8987] about temperatures at which cold-blooded animals are killed.

Doubts heat rigor was induced in Drosera. Gives his view of the relation of excitability to increase in temperature.

Suggests experiment to show that electrical changes in plant are the same as in animal muscle and nerve [see Insectivorous plants, p. 318].

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Aug [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 58.1: 34–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9008

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   15 August 1873


Thinks it would be worth while testing for electrical changes in the leaves of insectivorous plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  15 Aug 1873
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9013

To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   27 August 1873


CD can provide leaves of Dionaea if JSBS wishes to investigate electric currents in them.

His experiments show that the digestive action of Drosera seems like that of true digestion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Date:  27 Aug 1873
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (MS.6103 ff.101)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9029
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