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Letter 4423

Scott, John to Darwin, C. R.

10 Mar 1864

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    Has left his position at Edinburgh Botanic Garden.



March 10th. 1864


I write a single note to say that I have now left the Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh, and at present am residing with my friends.—

I take the liberty of acquainting you of this change in case you might have occasion to write me, previous to my having ready any matter of interest to you; and so address to the Bot. Gard. as usual.

My address now is




I sincerely trust that your health is still steadily improving; and that as spring again returns you will be sufficiently strong to resume your studies and experiments.

I remain | Sir | Very respectfully | John Scott

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    Scott offered his reasons for leaving his position as foreman of the propagating department at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, in his letter of 28 March 1864; see also J. W. Kennedy 1908, p. 72. The friends he stayed with in 1864 have not been identified.
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    Scott was born in Denholm (R. Desmond 1994).
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