Sends five papers from J. P. M. Weale for consideration by the Linnean Society.
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
I have received 5 Papers from Mr J. P. Mansel Weale of Brooklyn,near K. William’s Town, Kaffraria, which he has asked me to communicateto Linnean Soc.—f2 I send them registered, with figures & specimensof the Plants referred to.— The Socy. must settle whetherthey are worth reading.f3 There are some new & rather curious factsabout Disa & Disperis, & the case of the Bee’s nest, I believe to benew. The paper on the Asclepiads wants enormous condensation; but I haveno spare strength or time to undertake such work.— There is anotherdifficulty that the plants are not named. As I have said there seems tome enough novel matter in these papers to justify me in sending them tothe Society. But as there has been so much now written on thefertilisation of Orchids, their publication is another question, aboutwhich I will not venture to express an opinion.—
My dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin