Returns a paper which he has looked over.
Cannot name the scrap of Strychnos with any certainty.
Royal Gardens Kew
Oct. 23. 65
My dear Sir/
I have looked over Müller's paper & return it by this post. It will be an interesting thing for an evening
Meeting.— I have corrected his
bracteæ, &—assisted by
The scrap of Strychnos cannot be named with any certainty. Young shoots are often so different from those on the flowering branch
Ever very sincerely yrs | D Oliver
- f1 4922.f1CD had sent Oliver a letter from Fritz Müller on Brazilian climbing plants that he hoped to submit for publication to the Linnean Society; see letter to Daniel Oliver, 20 October  and n. 2.
- f2 4922.f2Müller's paper was read at the Linnean Society meeting of 7 December 1865. The printed version of the paper is reproduced in this volume as the letter from Fritz Müller, [12 and 31 August, and 10 October 1865].
- f3 4922.f3See letter to Daniel Oliver, 20 October  and n. 4.
- f4 4922.f4George Bentham.
- f5 4922.f5No paragraph containing the terms `upwards' and `downwards' occurs in the printed version of Müller's paper (see above, n. 2). It is likely that the terms were used by Müller in his description of the positions of leaves and tendrils and their relationships to the stem axis. See letter to Fritz Müller, 17 October , and letter to Daniel Oliver, 20 October  and n. 5.
- f6 4922.f6Joseph Dalton Hooker had been recovering from an attack of rheumatic fever (see letter from F. H. Hooker, [17 August 1865], and letter from J. D. Hooker, [26 September 1865]). The Thursday following 23 October 1865 was 26 October.
- f7 4922.f7CD had enclosed a specimen of Strychnos in his letter to Oliver of 20 October .