To John Scott 6 February 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
Your paper was read at the meeting of the Linn. Soc. on Thursday last & Mr Bentham spoke afterwards “from the chair warmly in its praise” in warm commendation of it.2 Dr Hooker was unfortunately not able to be there, but he intends to read your paper in M.S.3
I shall write again before long.
I am yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin
JS’s Primula paper was read at the Linnean Society and praised warmly by G. Bentham. Hooker was not present.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4402,” accessed on 24 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4402