To A. R. Wallace [29? September 1863]1
My dear Mr. Wallace
Your kindness is never failing.2 I got worse & worse at home & was sick every day for two months; so came here, where I suddenly broke down & could do nothing; but I hope I am now very slowly recovering, but am very weak.—3
Sincere thanks about Melastomas:4 these flowers have baffled me & I have caused several friends much useless labour; though, Heaven knows, I have thrown away time enough on them myself.—5
The gorze case is very valuable & I will quote it, as I presume I may.—6
I was very glad to see in the Reader, that you have been giving a grand paper, (as I infer from remarks in discussion) on Geographical distribution.7
I am very weak, so will say no more | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
Baffling problems with Melastoma. Appreciates ARW’s help with it and the "gorze case".
Has read report of ARW’s paper [to Newcastle BAAS meeting, "On the geographical distribution of animal life"] in the Reader [2 (1863): 352–3].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4310,” accessed on 13 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4310