Thanks CdeC for his Mémoire sur la famille de Piperacées . Regrets he has not sufficient knowledge of botany to understand all the points discussed.
Sorry his health prevented his attending [Botanical] Congress and meeting CdeC's father.
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
I am much obliged to you for your kind present of your Mem. on the ``Pipéracées''. I am sorry to say that I have not sufficient knowledge of botany fully to understand all the points which you discuss, but I can see that some of them are extremely interesting.
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With my best thanks pray believe me my dear Sir | yours very faithfully. | Charles Darwin
- f1 5169.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Alphonse de Candolle, 3 June 1866.
- f2 5169.f2The reference is to Casimir de Candolle's paper on the pepper family (A. C. P. de Candolle 1866).
- f3 5169.f3See letter from Alphonse de Candolle, 3 June 1866.
- f4 5169.f4Alphonse de Candolle was president of the International Horticultural Exhibition and Botanical Congress, held in London from 22 to 31 May 1866 (International Horticultural Exhibition 1866).