From H. W. Bates 11 January 1862
King St Leicester
11 Jany 1862
My Dear Sir
It grieves me very much to hear of your illness.1 I beg of you to throw my M.S. aside & not give a moment’s thought to the subject until you are perfectly restored.2
I go to town on Monday to spend a few days—to study at the B.M. and also to attend the Linn. Soc. meeting, where I shall exhibit the box of mimetic butterflies.3 I have arranged these in such a manner that any Naturalist may understand them
Yours sincerely | H W Bates
If you should wish to say anything whilst I am in town—a note will find me addressed to
John O’Groats hotel
Grieved to hear of CD’s illness; begs him not to give moment’s thought to his MS until health has returned.
Plans to exhibit mimetic butterflies at Linnean Society.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3381,” accessed on 20 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3381