From Roland Trimen 10 February 1868
71, Guildford Street, | Russell Square, | W.C.
10th. February, 1868.
My dear Mr. Darwin,
I venture to send you the enclosed prospectus of the forthcoming work by my brother and Mr. Dyer, in the hope that you will kindly support the book by your subscription. Hardwicke will not undertake to publish the book unless the expense is “guaranteed” by a certain number of subscribers for copies (I think 300).1
I am very glad that you found my ocelli case of use. I have looked in vain for any instance of an ocellated ♂ and non-ocellated ♀ of the same species.2
I am amused to notice a remark in the last “Saturday Review” (in a critique on Agassiz and spouse’s Amazons Travels), that the principal objection to be noticed is that Agassiz seems to have conducted his researches in that region with the express object of making discoveries adverse to the Darwinian theory!3
Believe me | Faithfully yours | Roland Trimen
Charles Darwin, Esqre. | &c —
Sends prospectus of forthcoming work by his brother [Henry Trimen] and W. T. Thiselton-Dyer [Flora of Middlesex (1869)]. Hopes CD will subscribe.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5857,” accessed on 22 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5857