Illustration of Dionaea muscipula sent by Ellis to Linnaeus in 1770. The drawing was prepared from living plants supplied to Ellis by Mr. Young, the Queen’s Botanist in north America. 

July 25 1874

My dear Hooker,

It is grand about Nepenthes. You are heartily welcome to notice in any way all or any of my published or unpublished results, though I cannot remember anything published. I will give an abstract, as for as memory time or rather strength lends of my chief results. But I do not know what you exactly want. I have a fair copy by copyist of my observations on Dionaea which I lent Burdon Sanderson: & which you could see, but I do not suppose you would want it. — I will give my results higglety – pigglety.