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DARWIN, Charles.

Envelope addressed to William Ogle, with the recipient's name in Darwin's hand and his signature ("C. Darwin") at lower left.

[Down, Beckenham]: 5 May 1873 Stock Code: 146643
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The envelope is addressed to Darwin's fellow botanist and regular correspondent William Ogle (18271912) in London, the recipient's name in Darwin's hand and signed by him "C. Darwin" at bottom left, the addresses completed by other hands. The first address is 7 York Street, Baker Street, W, and the letter was redirected on the same day a short distance to 15 Bentinck Street, Manchester Square.

It originally enclosed Darwin's letter (Darwin Correspondence Project, Letter no. 8901F) recommending that Ogle read Hermann Müller, Die Befruchtung der Blumen durch Insekten und die gegenseitigen Anpassungen beider (Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1873), which Darwin had just read. Darwin Correspondence Project locates the original letter currently in the private collection of Dr James P. Evans.

Ogle published a number of works on flower structure and mechanisms for fertilisation; he also translated Aristotle's On the parts of animals into English in 1882.

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Description

Envelope, stamped and franked twice.

Condition

A little dusty, still good.

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