From George Bentham [after 29 September 1868]1
My dear Darwin
Would you kindly put your name first to the enclosed as I do not know Mr Farrer2 personally.
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Oak Leigh | Sunninghill | Staines.
Sept. 29th 1868
My Dear Hooker
I send you herewith the form of Certificate of Recommendation required to be signed by three fellows on proposing any one to be a Member of the Linnean. Will you kindly sign it, and perhaps also Mr. Bentham, if he is with you, would sign it— Then send it to Darwin, who knows Farrer very well, and ask him tp be good enough to forward it to the Secretary or to Mr. Kippist—4
Farrer, I think will prove a very useful Member. The papers which he has lately written, sent by Darwin, who thinks so well of them that he has sent them for publication in the Magazine of Natural History—5 I enclose one of the proofs that you may see
Asks CD to sign enclosed certificate first, as he does not know T. H. Farrer personally. [On top part of first two pages of a letter to Hooker from H. C. Rothery about Farrer’s nomination for Linnean Society]