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From George Bentham   10 May 1869

25. Wilton Place. | S.W.

May 10 /69

My dear Mr Darwin

Many thanks for Fritz Muller’s letter which I will have read at the next meeting of the Society— it will probably go into the first part of the Journal after Spruce’s Palm paper which will take up at least two parts1

I have given the seeds over to Oliver labelled as you desire2

Ever yours sincerely | George Bentham


See letter to George Bentham, 10 May [1869] and n. 6. Bentham refers to Richard Spruce’s paper ‘Palmae Amazonicae’ (Spruce 1869).


Spruce, Richard. 1869. Palmae Amazonicae, sive enumeratio palmarum in itinere suo per regiones Americae aequatoriales lectarum. [Read 21 January 1869.] Journal of the Linnean Society (Botany) 11 (1871): 65–183.


Will have Fritz Müller’s letter ["On the modification of the stamens in a species of Begonia", J. Linn. Soc. Lond. (Bot.) 11 (1871): 472–4] read at next Linnean Society meeting [read 3 June 1869].

Has given the seeds to Daniel Oliver.

Letter details

Letter no.
George Bentham
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Wilton Place, 25
Source of text
DAR 160: 163
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6744,” accessed on 3 March 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17