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Document number: 4153
Date: 24 Oct 1840
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BENTHAM George
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Queen Square <Place?> Westn

Oct 24 1840

My dear Sir

I have now unpacked the box of plants from Sims <1> herbarium which you were kind enough to send me – and although as you say a considerable number of the parcels contain but little they being apparently the <refuse?> from which he had selected the best to lay down in his general herbarium glued upon small white paper – yet there are also some parcels containing very fine specimens of Guiana and other S. American plants which are at the moment particularly valuable to me – If therefore you are still disposed so to do and if it be not giving you too much trouble I should be exceedingly obliged by your sending me the remainder

Ever yours sincerely

George Bentham

H. F. Talbot Esqr


1. Probably John Sims (sic) (1749–1831) who edited Curtis’s Botanical Magazine (1801–1826).

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