From Daniel Oliver 16 December 1864
Royal Gardens Kew 16. Decr./64 My dear Sir
Dr. J. E. Planchon Montpellier.
Prof. W. Hofmeister. Heidelberg.
Prof. M. J. Schleiden Dorpat.1
As I have yr. papers2 (most admirable & wonderful papers) in my numbers of the Linnean Proc. I do not require them for my own use, but if occasion turn up I shall not scruple to ask you for a spare copy. Dr. Crüger did not I feel pretty sure leave a widow.3 He was an intimate friend of Mr. G. P. Wall—a near relative of my wife’s—who carried out the Geologl. Survey of Trinidad a few years ago.4 He (Wall) admired Crüger greatly & is warm always in his praise. I fancy he left a brother in Germany (?).5 I have so much systematic work (which—with the dissections it requires) interests me much, especy. in connection with the proposed Flora of Tropical Africa,6—that I have little time for any other branch of Botany.
Very sincerely yours | Danl. Oliver
Sends addresses of Planchon, Hofmeister, and Schleiden.
Hermann Crüger left no widow.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4718,” accessed on 30 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4718