From Edward Blyth 21 September 1863
19 Essex St, Strand—
My dear Sir,
I have the pleasure to send you some evidently original observations on the variation of our native ferns, by some practical fern-grower,1 which you may consider worth finding place for in your series of exemplifications.2
You have probably not heard of me for some time. I am now fixed in England, having obtained a small annual pension, sufficient to live upon;3 and just now I am trying to find some place of abode at Kew or in its vicinity, where I may have the advantage of proximity to the B. Gn.,4 & be away from the turmoil of London, which I abominate. Eventually I shall probably settle at a greater distance from the metropolis, in some quiet place by the sea-side.
Trusting that your health and strength are such as to enable you to enjoy existence and to continue your valuable la〈bors and〉 researches, | I remain | Ever Sincerely Yours, | E Blyth.
Sends some original observations on British ferns [not found].
Has secured a small pension and hopes to acquire a house near Kew.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4300,” accessed on 14 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4300