Letter from Jos. D. Hooker [Joseph Dalton Hooker] to George Maw

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Written from Royal Gardens, Kew. Manuscript

Maw's Crocus book will not be published before his name comes before the [Royal Society] Council, so he should send a copy (which would be returned) to the secretary of the Royal Society [Michael Foster and George Stokes] for the Council's inspection; this would prevent anyone saying they could not judge his merits without the book being out; he has no idea what the other candidates have achieved, nor whether Maw is likely to get in this year; there are 62 candidates

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