From Georgina Tollet 17 May 1
30 Q. A. St
My dear Charles
Accept my best thanks for the Orchid book.2
My head is in too weak a state to read more than 2 or 3 pages at a time, but I enjoy these glimpses of the wonders you have discovered, exceedingly.
I much fear that I have no chance of talking it over with you this summer. Even if I were to get better before June 5, that awful day will certainly make me bad again.3
I wonder if you ever saw a bird’s nest built on the top of another.
In Ld Bradford’s shrubbery there is a hedgesparrow’s on the roof of a wren’s.4
I have not seen Mackintosh yet; all I hear of him alarms me much.5
With best love to Emma & thanks for her letter | Believe me | Yrs. affectly | G Tollet
Thanks for Orchids.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3556,” accessed on 23 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3556