To John Hutton Balfour 15 September 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
Will you have the kindness to grant me a little favour, namely to tell me what nurseryman near Edinburgh, I had better apply to for coloured Primroses & Cowslips. I have heard that they are a good deal cultivated there & I cannot hear of them near London.— I wish to try again some of John Scotts remarkable experiments, which he tried on the coloured Primroses in your Bot. Garden.—2
John Scott has sailed for India; he came here to see me, & expressed himself warmly on your kindness to him.—3
My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Inquires which nurserymen near Edinburgh cultivate coloured primroses and cowslips. Wants to repeat John Scott’s remarkable experiments.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4613,” accessed on 19 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4613