To George Dickie [5 July 1861]1
2. Hesketh Crescent | Torquay
I thank you most sincerely for the Listera, which I have been very glad to examine.2 But most unfortunately from being packed in wood Box, instead of tin, the moss was almost dry, & even the buds partly withered, so that the rostellum would not show any signs of the curious vital action peculiar to this genus.— This is the more unfortunate
Thanks for Listera specimen, which arrived withered from being sent in a wooden box.
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3198,” accessed on 28 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3198