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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-4539

From Daniel Oliver   18 June 1864

18. VI. 1864

My dear Sir

I am very much obliged to you for the photograph.—1 I enclose the reference you request.2 I daresay—if you have not the book—we cd. lend you our copy a few days. It is a 30/- book, with coloured figures of very numerous seeds of Orchids, &c.—

I drew diagrams on Thursday.3 Unfortly. being the last meeting of the Session there was such a crowd of work,—including a Moa paper,4—that yr. very valuable paper was not done justice to at the ‘reading’. No observation or criticism was made after it.

Yours very sincerely | D Oliver

Footnotes

1
Oliver had requested a photograph of CD after seeing the one that CD had sent to Hooker (see letter from Daniel Oliver, 14 June 1864).
2
The reference is to Beer 1863 (see letter to Daniel Oliver, 15 June [1864] and n. 5). The enclosure has not been found.
3
As CD had requested, Oliver drew diagrams to accompany CD’s paper ‘Three forms of Lythrum salicaria’, which was read at the Linnean Society on 16 June 1864 (see letter to Daniel Oliver, [c. 10 June 1864] and n. 3).
4
See letter to J. D. Hooker, 22 [May 1864] and n. 16. Oliver refers to ‘Notice of a nearly complete skeleton of a Dinornis, presented by Dr. Gibson to the Museum of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society’ (Allis 1864). The moa was an extinct land-bird from New Zealand.

Summary

Thanks for photograph.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4539
From
Oliver, Daniel
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 173: 28
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4539,” accessed on 30 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4539

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