To Hugh Edwin Strickland 17 February 
12 Upper Gower St
My dear Strickland
I am sorry I had not the pleasure of seeing you the other day, but I had been unwell the whole week.— I have read carefully your laws & suggestions1 & have been able to make only one or two unimportant notes.—2 As far as my judgment goes, the laws appear very well digested & clearly written.—
I am sorry Mr Gray3 does not approve of the scheme, as he is from his position influential:— I have sent the paper to Ogilby.—4 Are you acquainted with Waterhouse of the Zoolog. Soc.—5 I have a high opinion of his talents & would suggest to you, to let him read over your paper.—
Wishing you much success in the very desirable end, you have proposed. Believe me | Yours very faithfully | Charles Darwin.
CD approves of HES’s "laws" [of nomenclature]. Regrets that [J. E.?] Gray does not approve of the scheme. CD has sent the paper to William Ogilby and suggests that HES send it to G. R. Waterhouse, of whom he has a high opinion.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 619,” accessed on 27 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-619