From H. W. Bates 29 September 1868
Royal Geographical Society | 15, Whitehall Place, S.W.
Sept 29 1868
My dear Mr Darwin
Have you heard of a Dr Semper, a Naturalist who spent 7 years in the Philippines & Caroline Archo; & who published some observations on coral reefs in Kœlliker & Siebold’s Zeitschrift?1
He is now in London for a few days & much wishes to be allowed to visit you for an hour or so. I find him a most pleasant young man, brim full of new & interesting information concerning volcanic phenomena, geographical distribution of animals &c. He sent large collections to Europe.
If you are able to see him any day during the next 10 or 12, please write to me & I will convey the answer to him.2
Yours sincerely | H W Bates
Informs CD of K. G. Semper’s desire to meet him and to discuss new information on volcanic phenomena, geographical distribution, etc.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6399,” accessed on 23 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6399