Regrets CD's poor health.
"Do not return Primula MS."
Edinburgh | Botanic Gardens
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your notes of the 23
Please convey to M
There is no occasion, whatever, for your returning my M.S. on account of
Please retain it there until M
And now with kindest wishes for Mr. Darwins speedy recovery, and cordial thanks for the trouble you have taken in writing me | I remain | Madam | Yours very respectfully | John Scott.
- f1 4307.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letters from Emma Darwin to John Scott, 23 September  and 24 September .
- f2 4307.f2Letters from Emma Darwin to John Scott, 23 September  and 24 September .
- f3 4307.f3Scott refers to the manuscript of Scott 1864a, which he had sent to CD for comment (see letter from John Scott, 21 September ).