RECORD: Richter, Carolus (Karl). 1882.04.23. Telegram to the Darwin family. CUL-DAR215.10s. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 11.2021. RN1

NOTE: Reproduced with permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin.

Karl Richter (1855-1891). Austrian botanist.

Darwin cited Richter in Movement in plants, p. 552, footnote: "Dr. Karl Richter, who has especially attended to this subject ('K. Akad. der Wissenschaften in Wien,' 1879, p. 149), states that apheliotropism does not aid radicles in penetrating the ground."



Handed in at the Hohenmauth 22-6.45pm 8.5pm

Received here at 8.54 a.m.

Dated Stamp of Delivering Office 23-4-82

From Carolus Richter Faber Civic [Amanuensis]

To Familia Darwin Orpington

Clarissima sil geneo Darvino Pietas mea aeterna mortuus esl sed non adortuus generations future

[Francis Darwin:] Answered

[RBL (Richard Buckley Litchfield]

Hohenmauth is a small place in Bohemia close to its Eastern border of Altemauth, I don't see on the map

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