From Daniel Oliver 14 June 1864
Royal Gardens Kew
14. VI. ’64
My dear Sir.
I shall be glad to do the little diagram as you request.—1 Have you read von Mohl’s “Bau und Winden der Ranken und Schlingpflanzen”?2 I have not read it myself,—but he refers to it in his “Anaty. &c. of the Vegetable Cell”.3 when he refers to the “enigmatl” phenomena of twiners,—the internodes of which he describes as (when they have attained a certain age) beginning to curl so that the upper parts are “continually carried round in a circle like the hand of a clock,” &c. &c.
Have you—to spare—a copy of the photog. of wh. one reached Dr. Hooker a few days ago,—reminding him of Moses,4 &c. I shd. much value one.
Yours very sincerely | Dal. Oliver.
Will be glad to do diagram for CD;
asks whether he has read a Hugo von Mohl paper [see 4349].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4534,” accessed on 25 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4534