From Nevil Maskelyne to John Lubbock 3 December 1
112 Gloucester Terrace | Hyde Park W
My dear Lubbock
The memoirs I spoke to you about of Mr. Darwin’s that my Wife2 is anxious to obtain for her botanical studies are
On the dimorphism of Linum
On climbing plants and
A supplement to the ‘Fertilisation of Orchids’; of this last she possesses the volume to which it is supplemental but has not the supplement.3
If you can obtain these or any of them for my wife you will be doing her a considerable kindness; and I am sure if Mr. Darwin was acquainted with her and knew with what interest she has followed his work and his developement of the botanical questions discussed in these papers he would gladly give her the copies if he has them to spare.
Believe me to be | Ever your’s very truly | Nevil S Maskelyne.
Asks JL to obtain copies of CD’s botanical works for his wife.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8091,” accessed on 29 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8091