From Henry Holland 4 November 1
72 Brook Street
My dear Charles,
A few lines, merely to say that a month this autumn in Jamaica, & other W. Indian Islands, has brought me still-more closely within the circle of your doctrine, both as regards the vegetable & the human world. I had no adequate idea before of the luxuriant struggle of tropical vegetation, & of that wonderful parasitic life which plays so large a part in it.
I am interrupted here, but had little indeed more to say than this.
Ever your’s affecy | H Holland
A month in the West Indies, where he saw the luxuriant struggle of tropical vegetation, has brought HH "still more closely within the circle" of CD’s doctrine.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7357,” accessed on 24 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7357