Letter from C. Darwin [Charles Darwin] [to William Robinson]

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Written from Down, Bromley, Kent, SE. Manuscript

He thanks Robinson; it would be superfluous to castrate the flowers which are infused[?] with pollen from a distinct plant grown under as different circumstances as may be; the flowers fertilised with their own pollen should be protected from insects; he was pleased to see Robinson’s election to the Linnean Society

Dated 5 May, no year [1866; Robinson was elected a Fellow of the Linnean Society on 19 Apr 1866]