A typical letter handwritten by amanuensis in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Total Pages : 3
Pages with text: 3
Transcriber: Hescock, Sawyer Dickinson
Transcription date: July 29, 2014
Scrutiny: 29/07/2014 - Benny, Ruth;
Signed off: no
Oct[ober]. 3rd 1865
My dear Hooker
As you asked about the Reader I have thought that you w]oul]d like to see the enclosed letters which please return to me sometime when you feel strong enough to read a no moderately long letter accompanied with beautiful drawings by Fritz Muller1 in Brazil [] on certain climbing plants I shall beg you to read it, for I am in utter perplexity whether it is worth communicating to Linn[ean] Soc[iety]. The chief point of interest is describes a sub-division of which I saw no instances, namely branches being converted into tendrils, but there is of course no sort of hurry. I feel that I am not botanist enough []
to judge whether it is worth communicating.
Before very long let us hear how you go on.
Yours very affectionately | C. Darwin [signature]
1. Müller, Johann Friedrich Theodor (Frtiz), (1821-1897). German biologist.
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