Sends paper to be read ["Sexual forms of Catasetum", Collected papers 2: 63–70].
My dear Sir
I send by this Post, a paper for Linn. Soc
Will you kindly inform me, three or four days before whatever time the paper is to be read, & I will endeavour to come up & read it myself.—
Will you be so good as to attend to separate note about Refereeship.—
My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | C. Darwin short
Down Bromley Kent
- f1 3476.f1The recipient is identified by the relationship to the letter to Richard Kippist, 18 March . Richard Kippist was librarian and clerk to the Linnean Society of London (Gage 1938).
- f2 3476.f2The year is established by reference to CD's paper, `Three sexual forms of Catasetum tridentatum', read before the Linnean Society on 3 April 1862.
- f3 3476.f3Joseph Dalton Hooker and George Bentham, respectively vice-president and president of the Linnean Society, had encouraged CD to contribute a paper on an orchid in the possession of the society that produced three types of flower (see letter from J. D. Hooker, 27 February 1862).
- f4 3476.f4CD read his paper on Catasetum tridentatum before the Linnean Society on 3 April 1862 (see letter to Charles Lyell, 1 April ); according to Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242), he travelled to London on 2 April and returned on 4 April.
- f5 3476.f5See letter to Richard Kippist, 18 March .