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To Alphonse de Candolle   24 January 1881

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Thanks AdeC for interesting letter. CD has been annoyed by the multitude of new terms lately invented in all branches of biology in Germany. What AdeC says about the word "purpose" made CD vow not to use it again, but it is difficult to cure oneself of a vicious habit and difficult to avoid for anyone who tries to make out the use of a structure.

Francis will write about the diagram [see 13642].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alphonse de Candolle
Date:  24 Jan 1881
Classmark:  Archives de la famille Candolle (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13026

To Alphonse de Candolle   6 July [1881]

Summary

Thanks for a "grand volume" [vol. 3 of Monographiae phanerogamarum (1878–96)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alphonse de Candolle
Date:  6 July [1881]
Classmark:  Archives de la famille Candolle (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13236

From Alphonse de Candolle   18 January [1881]

Summary

Thanks for Movement in plants. Praises the terms CD introduces, but criticises CD’s use of the teleological word "purpose".

Outlines his efforts to study the inheritance of characters in his family. F. Galton overemphasises the inheritance of good qualities.

Author:  Alphonse de Candolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Jan [1881]
Classmark:  DAR 161: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13017

From Alphonse de Candolle   9 July 1881

Summary

AdeC thinks Monographiae phanerogamarum may be of some use to CD for the most nearly correct names to adopt.

Author:  Alphonse de Candolle
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 July 1881
Classmark:  DAR 161: 27
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13239
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