CD needs first volume of the second series [of Trans. R. Hortic. Soc. Lond.].
I have received Vol I of Hort. Transact. & am much obliged but it is
not the right volume; I believe that I wrote Vol I second series. Have you not 2
In Haste | Yours faithfully | C. Darwin
Librarian Royal Soc | or | Linnean Soc
- f1 3769.f1The date range is conjectured from the reference to volume 1 of the second series of the Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London (see n. 2, below).
- f2 3769.f2CD's earlier letter to White, who was the librarian of the Royal Society, has not been found. Between 7 October and 11 December 1862, CD wrote a draft section of Variation in which he discussed `Facts of variation of Plants', appearing in the published form as chapters 9 and 10 (Variation 1: 305--72; see `Journal' (Correspondence vol. 10, Appendix II)). In his discussion he cited on several occasions Robert Thompson's papers on the varieties of apricot, gooseberry, and cherry, which were published in volume 1 of the second series of the Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London (Thompson 1831, 1832a, and 1832b).
- f3 3769.f3The librarian of the Linnean Society of London was Richard Kippist.