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DCP-LETT-4718

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

Footnotes

1
Jules Emile Planchon, Wilhelm Hofmeister, and Matthias Jacob Schleiden. See letter to Daniel Oliver, 15 December [1864].
2
See letter to Daniel Oliver, 15 December [1864] and n. 4.
3
Hermann Crüger. See letter to Daniel Oliver, 15 December [1864] and n. 6.
4
George Parkes Wall completed his work as director of the Geological Survey of Trinidad in 1860 (see Wall and Sawkins 1860).
5
Crüger’s obituary, published in Botanische Zeitung 22 (1864): 119–20, mentions a brother, but does not mention whether Crüger was married. The brother has not been further identified.
6
The first volume of Flora of tropical Africa appeared in 1868 (Oliver 1868–77).

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4718
From
Oliver, Daniel
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Kew
Source of text
DAR 173: 29
Physical description
4pp

Summary

Sends addresses of Planchon, Hofmeister, and Schleiden.

Hermann Crüger left no widow.

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4718,” accessed on 5 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4718

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