From Daniel Oliver [after 13 May 1866]1
– – Bot. Zeit. of 1865 to see if there were any memoirs wh. you ought to see. You may have seen them before this. The only likely ones were
p. 1. Hildebrand, on Dichogamy & Dimorphism
13. do of Geranium pratense— Pulmonaria officinalis.2
p. 50. Notice of yr. paper on Lythrum 3
p. 245. Hildebrd. Experiments on Hybridizing Orchids.4
Happily I can at length I think report improvet. in Mrs. Oliver.5 She has had a long & serious illness but at last she is so far recovered that we have already had her out in bath-chair twice & hope in a week or so to remove her from Kew.— Very many thanks for your kind enquiries & very kind message of sympathy wh. were very welcome during our late bitter trial6
Ever very sincerely | D Oliver
Gives CD some references to papers.
Reports improvement in his wife’s health.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4964,” accessed on 31 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4964