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From E. A. Floyer   22 September 1878

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Sends fruit of date-palm which has not been impregnated by pollen from a male.

Has read Origin, which "puts everything straight".

Author:  Ernest Ayscoghe Floyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Sept 1878
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 231
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11702

From E. A. Floyer   [after 22 September 1878?]

Summary

Sends an example of natural selection: survival of water-buffalo eating Indian corn submerged by flooding might depend on how long animal could keep nose under water. Encloses measurements of this behaviour.

Author:  Ernest Ayscoghe Floyer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 22 Sept 1878?]
Classmark:  DAR 194: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11703
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