Letter from Henry Thomas Colebrooke to Nathaniel Wallich, 20 January 1820

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Letter from Henry Thomas Colebrooke to Nathaniel Wallich in which he gives advice on when to send plants as the current specimens were all dead when he retrieved them from the Custom House. He writes of jealousy among the Directors of India House if plants arrive for private persons and so therefore asks Wallich to send specimens to them but to continue to send him seeds. He adds thanks for geological specimens and for Wallich to forward letters of acknowledgement to General Hardwick and Dr Adams. He asks whether the other gentlemen might be interested in joining the Geological Society. Handwritten, dated 20 January 1820, received 9 July 1820.