Letter from Henry Thomas Colebrooke to Nathaniel Wallich, 8 September 1819

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Letter from Henry Thomas Colebrooke to Nathaniel Wallich in which he thanks Wallich for his correspondence and his Geological and Botanical Despatches and for Mr D Scott's remarks. He enquires whether Scott would like to be a member of the Geological Society. He writes of Limestone specimens that Wallich sent and of that he is pleased that the Gayal cattle have not been sent. He suggests that Wallich might write to his relative, Mr James Gosling, at the Cape of Good Hope who would be happy to try any specimens in his garden that Wallich thinks could flourish there. He asks about various species and botanical drawings. Handwritten, dated 8 September 1819, received 16 March 1820.