From Emma Darwin to Friedrich Hildebrand 20 November 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
My husband wishes me to write & thank you for your very kind letter & to say that he is so unwell as to be unable to write or attend to any scientific subject.2 He desires also to send his respectful remembrances to Professor Treviranus & to thank him for the paper on Orchids he so kindly sent & to say how much he wd have liked to have written to him on the subject but he is not able.3
Mr Darwin wishes to ask if Orchis Pyramydalis grows in your neighbourhood he wd very much like to see a fresh specimen of it next summer as he is convinced the structure of the stigma is different from what it is here4
With Mr Darwin’s kind regards I am | Sir yours very truly | Emma Darwin
ED writes on behalf of her husband, who is ill, to thank FH for his letter
and to thank [L. C.] Treviranus for his paper on orchids.
CD wishes to know whether Orchis pyramidalis grows in FH’s neighbourhood. He needs a fresh specimen to compare the stigma with those grown locally.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4343F,” accessed on 24 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4343F