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?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
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.