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From William Masters   [after 7 April 1860]



Facts and inferences relating to different varieties of sweetpeas.

Author:  William Masters
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 7 Apr 1860]
Classmark:  DAR 77: 39–40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2622

To Albert Way   7 April [1860]


Asks AW about archaeological evidence concerning the first appearance of dray horses.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albert Way
Date:  7 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.205)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2748

To Maxwell Tylden Masters   7 April [1860]


Much interested in MTM’s lecture at Royal Institution ["On the relation between the abnormal and normal formations in plants", Notes Proc. R. Inst. G. B. 3 (1860): 223–7].

Asks for information about crossing of varieties of peas. Describes his own experimental results: "the offspring out of the same pod, instead of being intermediate, was very nearly like the two pure parents; yet in one, there was a trace of the cross & the next generation showed still more plainly their mongrel origins".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Maxwell Tylden Masters
Date:  7 Apr [1860]
Classmark:  The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2749

From J. S. Henslow   7 April 1860


Sketch and description of a [wasp’s] nest from Cuba. [Notes by CD on wasps’ nests and comb-building habits of hive-bees.]

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr 1860
Classmark:  DAR 166.1:180 [diagram here]
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2750