Cannot give information about the box of Oxalis bulbs that his brother [Roland Trimen] has forwarded to CD.
71, Guildford Street, W.C.
In answer to your note of May 3
My brother did not mention the name of the passenger, so that I am quite in the dark as to how to get at the bulbs—
Trusting that your health is improved for I hear that you have been much indisposed of late | I am, dear Sir | Your's very sincerely | Henry Trimen
- f1 4491.f1The letter to Trimen has not been found.
- f2 4491.f2Trimen refers to a box of South African Oxalis bulbs sent to CD by Roland Trimen, who corresponded with CD on dimorphism in Oxalis, and sent CD specimens of dimorphic species from the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, in 1863 (see Correspondence vol. 11, letter to Roland Trimen, 23 May , and letter from Roland Trimen, 10, 13, and 18 October 1863). See also Forms of flowers, p. 169. Trimen had some difficulty in obtaining seeds, so CD had asked him to send bulbs (see Correspondence vol. 11, letter to Roland Trimen, 25 November ). See also letter to Roland Trimen, 13 May 1864.