Soviet agronomist, botanist and geneticist best known for having identified the centers of origin of cultivated plants (1887–1943). Autograph postcard signed on the verso of an original photograph of the Dutch botanist and genetist Hugo de Vries (1848-1935) taken by Vavilov. Berlin. Oblong-8vo.
$ 5,034 / 4.500 €
To O. V. Yakushkina of the Department of Applied Botanics: [Translation: „Find enclosed a picture of de Vries made by myself. I took from him the best things possible (Vavilov means his collection of genetic mutants. – S. Z.). De Vries is a great man, it’s out of question for me. Yours N. Vavilov. In a few days I’m leaving for Russia“].
- Letters of Vavilov to Yakushkina written during his 1921-1922 trip to Northern America and Western Europe as well as his photographs made during the journey are published in part : Т.
Б. Авруцкая, «Поездка Н. И. Вавилова в США и Западную Европу в 1921-1922 гг.», Вавиловский журнал генетики и селекции, № 3 (2012), с.540-559. The present letter and the de Vries photograph remain unpublished..