To Daniel Oliver 3 November 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
I thank you most sincerely for all the references.2 Good Heavens how do you know such multitudinous references! It is a horrid bore, that I shall probably find all my recent work done & done better than I have.— Anyhow I have enjoyed the work. If you had not told me these references how nicely you might have reviewed. “disgraceful ignorance” “highly presumptuous” &c &c—3
I heartily thank you, though I expect to be heartily disgusted with the papers, when I get them. from Linn. Society.—4
Please thank Hooker for information about Dendrobium Chrysanthum;5 & say that I shd. be very glad of a Cypripedium to have a look at the ducts of Labellum—6
Yours very sincerely | Charles Darwin
If Hooker sends any more orchids I shd like one more head of Eveylina carivata on account of its curious nectary.—7
Thanks for "multitudinous" references.
Thanks Hooker for orchids.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4329,” accessed on 1 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4329