Hooker is impressed by JS's MS on closing of stigma.
He will help find him a position. Hooker says if it is known that JS agrees with CD's views, he will be unpopular in Edinburgh.
As the Abstract has not yet appeared in G. Chron. I sent your corrected copy
Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin
- f1 4212.f1The year is established by the reference to the letter from J. D. Hooker, 10 June 1863.
- f2 4212.f2An abstract of Scott's paper on the pollination of orchids (Scott 1863a), read before the Botanical Society of Edinburgh on 14 May 1863, appeared in the Gardeners' Chronicle, 13 June 1863, p. 558. CD refers to a corrected copy of the abstract published in the Edinburgh Evening Courant, 28 May 1863, p. 8, which he had forwarded to Joseph Dalton Hooker, together with the enclosure to the letter from John Scott, 21 May  (see letter to J. D. Hooker, 8 [June 1863]).
- f3 4212.f3Sigismund Rucker. See letter from J. D. Hooker, 10 June 1863 and n. 4.