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DCP-LETT-4304

From Emma Darwin to John Scott   24 September [1863]1

Malvern Wells

Sep. 24

Dear Sir

Mr Darwin desires me to say that your M.S. is safely arrived & as there is no chance of his being able to study it for several weeks would you like it returned to you or shall he keep it?2

I am dear Sir | yours truly | E. Darwin

Mr Darwin desires me to thank you for the papers on Sterility of Orchids.3 He sent one to the Botanische Zeitung & one to Dr Hooker, but he has not heard from Dr Hooker since.4

The first thing Mr D can apply his mind to shall be your paper but I am afraid that it must be some time first.5

Footnotes

1
The year is established by the address; according to Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), CD stayed at Malvern Wells, Worcestershire, from 3 September to 12 or 13 October 1863.
2
The reference is to the manuscript of Scott 1864a, which Scott had sent to CD for comment (see letter from John Scott, 21 September [1863]).
3
Scott 1863a; see letter from John Scott, 21 September [1863].
4
The reference is to Joseph Dalton Hooker; see letter from John Scott, 21 September [1863] and n. 5.
5
See letter to John Scott, 7 November [1863].

Summary

JS’s MS [of Primula paper] arrived, but CD is too ill to read it.

CD has sent JS’s paper on orchid sterility to Botanische Zeitung and to Hooker.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4304
From
Darwin, Emma
To
Scott, John
Sent from
Malvern
Source of text
DAR 93: B3–4
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4304,” accessed on 28 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4304

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