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.
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
- f1 4402.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from J. D. Hooker, 5 February 1864 (see n. 3, below).
- f2 4402.f2Scott'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.
- f3 4402.f3Joseph Dalton Hooker had asked for the paper to be `referred' to him (see letter from J. D. Hooker, 5 February 1864 and n. 2).