Asks AG not to send his rare specimens [of Leucosmia].
Is glad of the notice about black pigs.
Has great faith in Jeffries Wyman;
thinks A. R. Wallace founds his speculation on a feeble basis.
Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.
Jan 3. 1877
My dear Gray,
I have just received your letter of Dec 22
I am very glad of the notice about the black pigs: my faith in Wyman is so great that I have not been shaken by Wallace, who founds his speculation on a very feeble basis.
With hearty thanks | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
P.S. | Whenever you write again, can you tell me whether Primula Mistassinica, Linum virginianum & Bootii are dimorphic?
P.S. I fear that Rhamnus lanceolatus will prove only sub-dioious; but if it is truly heterostyled it will a real treasure as explaining structure of R. catharticus.