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From Daniel Oliver   18 February 1864

Royal Gardens Kew

18 Feby. 1864

My dear Mr Darwin

I strongly think that Crüger’s valuable paper shd. appear in the Linnean Socy’s Journal.1 I think N. H. R. wd. interfere were it to take possession of it.2

I shall therefore send it to Mr. Bentham3 as comd. by you.— First, however, I must read it myself

Yours very Sincerely | Danl. Oliver


In his letter to Daniel Oliver of 17 February [1864], CD enclosed the paper sent by Hermann Crüger in his letter of 21 January 1864. It was published in the Journal of the Linnean Society (Botany) (Crüger 1864).
Oliver was one of the editors of the Natural History Review.
George Bentham was the president of the Linnean Society.


Crüger, Hermann. 1864. A few notes on the fecundation of orchids and their morphology. [Read 3 March 1864.] Journal of the Linnean Society (Botany) 8 (1865): 127–35.


Thinks the paper by H. Crüger should appear in the Journal of the Linnean Society.

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Daniel Oliver
Charles Robert Darwin
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DAR 173: 26
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4411,” accessed on 23 October 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 12