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To Daniel Oliver   1 April [1861]1

Down Bromley Kent

Ap. 1.

My dear Sir

I never dreamed that primroses did not abound with you & am sorry to have given you extra trouble.—2 I send by this Post, some flowers which I do not doubt will arrive safely & in fresh state.— Thanks for information about Oxalis.—

Please keep memorandum what I owe you for Cypripedium; & I can repay you when I know what the Dionæas cost, if any can be got—3

Yours most truly | C. Darwin


Dated by the relationship to the letters to Daniel Oliver, 26 February [1861] and 23 March [1861]. The stationery carries an 1860 watermark.
CD had asked Oliver to obtain for him some Dionaea plants and a specimen of Cypripedium spectabile (see letter to Daniel Oliver, 26 February [1861]).


CD never dreamed primroses did not abound with DO; apologises for trouble and sends flowers.

Will repay DO for cost of Cypripedium and for the Dionaea, if any can be got.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Daniel Oliver
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Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.243)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3106,” accessed on 13 June 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 9