To Richard Kippist 18 March 1
My dear Sir
Will you be so good as to inform the Referee, to whom my paper may be referred, that, if it be ordered to be printed, I will endeavour to borrow from Mr Murray the two or three woodcuts, which would be almost necessary.—2 If, however, the Referee thinks fit, I will withdraw the paper, as nearly the whole will appear in my small work on the Fertilisation of Orchids.3 Or I could strike out as much as the Referee should think fit.— I am, however, not willing to spare the time to condense the whole.—
My dear Sir | Your’s sincerely | C. Darwin
R. Kippist Esq—
Asks that referee of his [Catasetum] paper be informed that if it is ordered to be printed he will borrow woodcuts. But if referee thinks fit, he will withdraw it, for almost all will be published in Orchids. He is not willing to spare time to condense it.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3477,” accessed on 29 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3477