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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Ray Society1   [14–18 January 1865]2

– – 1146. Read a letter from Mr Darwin expressing his regret that the state of his health would not permit of his writing an Introductory Chapter to the Translation of Gaertner’s work.3

Footnotes

The letter has not been found. The text given here is taken from the minutes of the special council meeting of the Ray Society, 3 February 1865.
The date range is established by the minutes of the special council of the Ray Society, 13 January 1865 (see letter to Ray Society, [before 7 January 1865]), and the relationship between this letter and the letter to J. D. Hooker, 19 January [1865].
CD had recommended that the Society undertake a translation of Karl Friedrich von Gärtner’s Versuche und Beobachtungen über die Bastarderzeugung im Pflanzenreich (Gärtner 1849). See letter from J. D. Hooker, 1 January 1865 and n. 1, and letter to Ray Society, [before 7 January 1865]; see also letter to J. D. Hooker, 19 January [1865].

Summary

"Read a letter from Mr Darwin expressing his regret that the state of his health would not permit of his writing an Introductory Chapter to the Translation of Gaertner’s work [Bastarderzeugung im Pflanzenreich (1849)]."

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4764,” accessed on 23 July 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-4764.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 13

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