Thanks for Orchids.
My dear Charles
Though dating from Brook S
There are two or three comments which occur to me on the subject, as it bears upon the principle of ``natural selection''. But these matters lie beyond the limits of a note, & I will not enter upon them now. I earnestly wish your time, & your health, gave us more frequent opportunities of meeting & talking over these subjects.
I should gladly hear of any improvement in the state of your little Boy, as respects this singular form of malady. Let me know if there is anything which can be considered a change in the character of the symptoms
Ever, my dear Sir | Yours affec
- f1 3562.f1The year is provided by reference to the publication of Orchids.
- f2 3562.f2Holland's name appears on the presentation list CD drew up for Orchids (see Correspondence vol. 10, Appendix IV).
- f3 3562.f3Holland refers to Horace Darwin (see letter from Henry Holland, 26 March ).