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To Wilhelm Rimpau   16 January 1877


Thanks for essays ["Das Aufschiessen der Runkelrüben", Landwirtsch. Jahrb. Berlin 5 (1876): 31–45; "Die Züchtung neuer Getreide Varietäten", ibid 6 (1877): 193–233]. Surprised about Beta vulgaris.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Arnold Dietrich Wilhelm (Wilhelm) Rimpau
Date:  16 Jan 1877
Classmark:  DAR 147: 304
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10796

To A. W. Rimpau   13 December [1877]


Thanks for letter about beet. Will strike out statement about it in MS of new edition of Forms of flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Arnold Dietrich Wilhelm (Wilhelm) Rimpau
Date:  13 Dec [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 304v
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11284

From A. W. Rimpau   10 December 1877


Sends his paper ["Die selbst-sterilität des Roggens", Landwirtsch. Jahrb. 6 (1877): 1073–6] on self-sterility in Secale cereale. AWR was wrong in claiming Beta vulgaris was perfectly self-sterile.

Reports results of crossing wheat varieties. In the first generation offspring are always uniform; some are intermediate, some resemble one parent. In the second generation, on the contrary, he got a diversity of parental and intermediate forms.

Author:  Arnold Dietrich Wilhelm (Wilhelm) Rimpau
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Dec 1877
Classmark:  DAR 176: 159
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11273
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