Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, volume 2 includes the following letter from Darwin to Hooker, written with regard to a paper which Darwin had sent to Linnean Society:

"I have sent my paper on dimorphism in Primula to the Linn. Soc. I shall go up and read it whenever it comes on; I hope you may be able to attend, for I do not suppose many will care a penny for the subject."

Does "come on" here mean "when the society accepts to discuss it"?

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    Presumably 'when the paper is scheduled to be discussed at a meeting of the Society'. Jan 12 at 13:28


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