Supports relocating the Calcutta Botanic Garden to a site near the Himalayas.
As you have asked my opinion, on the advantages of
removing the C.B.G. to some other site, I have no hesitation in
expressing a clear answer that numerous & great
As the garden has now been so [relatively cleared] away seems particularly favourable opportunity for any change., which may be delivered
I beg leave to remain | Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | C. D.
- f1 5352.f1The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from John Scott, 8 January .
- f2 5352.f2The reference is to the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta. See letter from John Scott, 8 January .
- f3 5352.f3Thomas Anderson and John Scott's efforts to relocate the garden were unsuccessful (see McCracken 1997, pp. 100--1).