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Letter 5259

Somerville, M. F. G. to Darwin, C. R.

30 Oct 1866

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    Thanks CD for permission to use illustrations from Orchids in her work [On molecular and microscopic science (1869)].


La Spezia Piemonte

30th Octr 1866

Dear Mr Darwin

I beg of you to accept my very sincere thanks for your kindness in granting me permission to make use of the illustrations in your admirable work on the Orchids, which I have taken the liberty to refer to very extensively in a sketch on the present state of microscopic science which I have just finished

Believe me | very gratefully yours | Mary Somerville

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    f1 5259.f1
    Somerville refers to Orchids. In a letter to M. E. Lyell, [19? October 1866], CD had indicated his approval of Somerville's request, but pointed out that permission to use the illustrations had to be obtained from the publisher John Murray, who owned the woodcuts.
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    The reference is to Somerville 1869 (see letter to M. E. Lyell, [19? October 1866] and n. 2).
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