From Emma Darwin to John Scott 24 September 1
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?1
I am dear Sir | yours truly | E. Darwin
Mr Darwin desires me to thank you for the papers on Sterility of Orchids.2 He sent one to the Botanische Zeitung & one to Dr Hooker, but he has not heard from Dr Hooker since.3
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.4
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.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4304,” accessed on 12 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4304