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From William A. Wooler   4 February 1861

Summary

Discusses the colouring of the young of various breeds of rabbit.

Observations on results of various poultry crosses and on a character which is linked to sex.

Author:  William Alexander Wooler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Feb 1861
Classmark:  DAR 181: 156
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3058

From William Alexander Wooler   5 July 1862

Summary

Believes, contrary to CD, that when anthers arise from petals the development of the pollen is affected by the amputation of the petal.

Believes interbreeding can be used to combine desirable characters, but that, carried beyond narrow limits, it leads to deterioration of the breed.

Has been experimenting on crossing polyanthus.

Author:  William Alexander Wooler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 July 1862
Classmark:  DAR 181: 157
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3642

From William Alexander Wooler   5 May 1863

Summary

Encloses plants derived from a cowslip–polyanthus cross.

Author:  William Alexander Wooler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 May 1863
Classmark:  DAR 181: 158
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4141

From William Alexander Wooler   29 December 1868

Summary

Observations that confirm CD’s deduction that half-bred Persian cats are fruitful one with another. Relates case of Persian characters reappearing in the offspring of a common cat which was the descendant of a half-bred Persian.

Author:  William Alexander Wooler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Dec 1868
Classmark:  DAR 181: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6516
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