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Letter 4402

Darwin, C. R. to Scott, John

6 Feb [1864]

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    JS's Primula paper was read at the Linnean Society and praised warmly by G. Bentham. Hooker was not present.


Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Feb 6

My dear Sir

Your paper was read at the meeting of the Linn. Soc. on Thursday last & Mr Bentham spoke afterwards ``from the chair warmly in its praise'' in warm commendation of it. Dr Hooker was unfortunately not able to be there, but he intends to read your paper in M.S.

I shall write again before long.

I am yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin

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    The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from J. D. Hooker, 5 February 1864 (see n. 3, below).
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    Scott's paper (Scott 1864a) was read at the Linnean Society meeting of 4 February 1864. George Bentham was the president of the Linnean Society. See letter from J. D. Hooker, 5 February 1864 and n. 2.
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    Joseph Dalton Hooker had asked for the paper to be `referred' to him (see letter from J. D. Hooker, 5 February 1864 and n. 2).
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