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.