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From A. W. Bennett   7 December 1876

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Thanks for copy of Cross and self-fertilisation.

Reports instances of cross-fertilisation in maize,

and succession of forms of flowers on Isle of Wight.

Asks CD’s suggestions for his second edition of Julius von Sachs’s Text-book of botany.

Author:  Alfred William Bennett
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 160: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10703

From T. H. Farrer   7 December 1876

Summary

Questions CD on sale of his books in America by Appleton and other publishers; copyright and translation rights.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 164: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10704

From George Henslow   [c. 7 December 1876]

Summary

Considers some flowers especially adapted for self-fertilisation, and believes all flowers are self-fertilising under some conditions. Gives examples of plants in which he believes all flowers are cleistogamous. Believes self-fertilisation is the primordial condition of flowering plants.

Author:  George Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 7 Dec 1876]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8204
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