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Darwin Correspondence Project

From George Bentham   16 January 1863

25. Wilton Place, S.W.

Jany 16/63

My dear Darwin

I was much pleased to hear that you had prepared a paper for us which Mr Kippist will have announced for reading—on the 5th Feby which I trust may suit you—1 Should anything occur to prevent it would you kindly let him know. I am going with Jos. Hooker over to Paris for a few days but I shall be sure to be at my post on the 5th 2

Yours very sincerely | George Bentham


Richard Kippist was librarian of the Linnean Society (R. Desmond 1994). CD’s paper, ‘Two forms in species of Linum’, was read at a meeting of the society on 5 February 1863.
Bentham was president of the Linnean Society. Bentham and Joseph Dalton Hooker began a ten-day trip to Paris on 17 January 1863 (Jackson 1906, p. 193).


CD’s paper [on Linum] is announced for reading at the Linnean Society on 5 February.

Letter details

Letter no.
George Bentham
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Wilton Place, 25
Source of text
DAR 160: 154
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3920,” accessed on 21 September 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 11