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To Alphonse de Candolle   28 May 1880

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Thanks for AdeC’s Phytographie [1880]. CD finds in it a number of "philosophical" remarks new to him. The work would have been invaluable to him in dealing with puzzles when writing his cirripede monographs.

Describes his system of keeping notes on separate pieces of paper filed in several scores of large portfolios.

Has just sent MS of Movement in plants to the printer. Thinks he has suceeded in showing "that all the more important great classes of movements are due to the modification of a kind of movement common to all plants from their earliest youth".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alphonse de Candolle
Date:  28 May 1880
Classmark:  Archives de la famille de Candolle (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12618

From Alphonse de Candolle   23 November 1880

Summary

Finds CD was correct in Variation: hybrid bees tend to sting more often than pure-bred bees.

Preparing a second edition of the chapter on the origin of cultivated plants in his Géographie botanique. The work done since 1855 confirms his opinions.

Author:  Alphonse de Candolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 161: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12847
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