CD relates that Robert Brown is anxious to have [C. M.] Leman[n] elected librarian of the Linnean Society and urges JSH to come to vote for him. CD joins in the request.
12 Upper Gower St
My dear Henslow
Robert Brown called here yesterday morning asking me to write to you about the election
of the Librarian of the Linn: Soc. He thinks it very doubtful, whether
As such antagonist powers as Brown & Lindley are so anxious for Leman's election it must be a clear case & do try & come
Ever Yours | C. Darwin
- f1 615.f1Charles Morgan Lemann.
- f2 615.f2At the meeting of 15 February 1842, especially called ‘to elect a Clerk, Librarian and Housekeeper in the place of Prof. Don’, Richard Kippist, Assistant Clerk and Librarian of the Society, was elected (Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London 1 (1838–48): 126–7).
- f3 615.f3CD was not a fellow of the Society and did not become one until 1854 (LL 3: 373).
- f4 615.f4John Lindley.