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From George Bentham   15 October 1862

Royal Gardens Kew

Oct 15/62

My dear Darwin

The abstract of Prof Targioni-Tozzetti’s work is in the Journal of the Horticultural Society v. IX (1855) p. 1331

You are at perfect liberty to mention me as having made the abstract—but if I recollect right the facts are all given on the authority of Targioni 2

Can we hope to have any communication from you this winter for the Linnean Society?

Yours very sincerely | George Bentham


In his letter to Bentham of 13 October [1862], CD had asked for permission to refer to Bentham’s authorship of an anonymous synoptical review of Targioni Tozzetti 1853 ([Bentham] 1855). There is an annotated presentation copy of the review in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL.
CD referred to Bentham’s authorship of the review in Variation 1: 306 n.


Targioni Tozzetti, Antonio. 1853. Cenni storici sulla introduzione di varie piante nell’ agricoltura ed orticoltura toscana. Florence.

Variation: The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868.


Sends CD the reference for GB’s summary of Targioni-Tozzetti’s work [see 3760].

Hopes for a communication to the Linnean Society from CD "this winter".

Letter details

Letter no.
George Bentham
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 160: 153
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3765,” accessed on 7 October 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 10