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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-5259

From Mary Somerville   30 October 1866

La Spezia Piemonte

30th Octr 1866

Dear Mr Darwin

I beg of you to accept my very sincere thanks for your kindness in granting me permission to make use of the illustrations in your admirable work on the Orchids,1 which I have taken the liberty to refer to very extensively in a sketch on the present state of microscopic science which I have just finished2

Believe me | very gratefully yours | Mary Somerville

Footnotes

1
Somerville refers to Orchids. In a letter to M. E. Lyell, [19? October 1866], CD had indicated his approval of Somerville’s request, but pointed out that permission to use the illustrations had to be obtained from the publisher John Murray, who owned the woodcuts.
2
The reference is to Somerville 1869 (see letter to M. E. Lyell, [19? October 1866] and n. 2).

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5259
From
Somerville, M. F. G.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
La Spezia Piemonte
Source of text
DAR 177: 217
Physical description
1p

Summary

Thanks CD for permission to use illustrations from Orchids in her work [On molecular and microscopic science (1869)].

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5259,” accessed on 31 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5259

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