Requests seeds of Ipomoea and Megarrhiza for observations on seedling growth.
Is rereading MS of Movement in plants.
Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | (Railway Station | Orpington, S.E.R.)
My dear Gray
I have procured & been reading your new Edit. of your Text-Book of Botany, (which has been greatly developed since old times) & I find at p. 21, 22, a curious account of some seedlings. For the bare possibility of your being able to send me a few seeds of the 2 kinds which I want most, I have written their names down on the next page.— I have procured Delphinium nudicaule from a nurseryman. I have attended somewhat to the manner in which seedlings break through the ground, & it is for this object that I want these seeds.
I have written a rather big book,—more is the pity—on the movements of plants, & I am now just beginning to go over the M.S. for the second time, which is a horrid bore.
I hope that M
Ever yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
De Vries has been working at the tendrils of Cucurbitaceæ sent by you.—
seeds wanted Ipomœa leptophylla Megarrhiza californica