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To W. W. Baxter   6 January [1878]

Summary

Asks about the composition of a spermaceti ointment which he has been buying for some years "because I blackened some young shoots of plants with this ointment mixed with Lamp-black & it produced an extraordinary effect on the shoots, which I think cannot be accounted for merely by the exclusion of light".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Walmisley Baxter
Date:  6 Jan [1878]
Classmark:  Parke-Bernet (dealers) (6 February 1962)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11314

From W. W. Baxter   7 January 1878

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Constituents of spermaceti ointment supplied to CD. Perhaps effect was caused by substance used to bleach the bees-wax.

Author:  William Walmisley Baxter
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Jan 1878
Classmark:  DAR 209.8: 150
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11315
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