From John Hutton Balfour 22 April 1863
27 Inverleith Row | Edinburgh
22 April 1863
My Dear Sir
Many thanks for your paper on Linum which is a most valuable contribution to science.1
One of my gardeners is prosecuting the subject of such fertilization vigorously.2 He is much indebted to you for your kind encouragement.3 He has just put into my hands a paper which I hope to read at next meeting of the Botanical Society.4
I am | Yours sincerely | J H Balfour
Thanks for paper on Linum [Collected papers 2: 93–105].
One of his gardeners [John Scott] is also studying such fertilisation and appreciates CD’s encouragement; Scott has paper to read for Edinburgh Botanical Society.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4119,” accessed on 25 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4119