From Edward Blyth [after 3 February 1868]1
P.S. Have you seen an excellent paper by my friend Mr. Scott, of the Calcutta Bot. Garden, on the gradations of fertility in crossed varieties of Verbascum, in the Journ As. Soc. B., No III, pt II, for 1867?2 I have lent my copy just now, but can send it to you if you wish it. The No. contains some other interesting notices of Indian animals, though less in your particular way.—3 Did I mention that I procured a few days ago, three genuine wild canaries all but direct from the ship, & much greyer than any I have seen before?4 I fancy however, they are both hens.
Recommends J. Scott’s paper on crossing varieties of Verbascum.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5750,” accessed on 1 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5750