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Letter 3546

Oliver, Daniel to Darwin, C. R.

14 May 1862

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    Thanks for Orchids.

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Richmond, S.W.

14. May 1862

My dear Sir

I must not defer thanking you for your very kind present,—sent me by post from Mr. Murray's— I received it this morning that I have only had time to look over it. It is a very extraordinary book!— Your late publications must surely give quite a new & most promising direction to our studies. I am just now, you know, busy with my Class that I have very little time to spare, but shall not fail to inform them of your general results.

With many thanks | Yours very truly | Danl: Oliver

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    CD's publisher John Murray offered Orchids for sale on 15 May 1862 (Freeman 1977, p. 112). Oliver's name appears on CD's list of presentation copies (see Correspondence vol. 10, Appendix IV).
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    Daniel Oliver was professor of botany at University College London.
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