Requests date of [C. S.] Rafinesque[-Schmaltz], New flora of North America, pt 1 .
Down Bromley Kent
My dear M
If you have Rafinesque's New Flora of N. America, will you kindly look & tell me the date of Part First.
Drumond of Swan River has sent me seeds of a Compos. Plant.—Styloncerus
Humifusus of Labillard. As, after looking at them, I shall not
want them, I have thought I would just mention that I had them, in case they
Yours very truly | C. Darwin
- f1 3027.f1The year is given by the reference to the letter from James Drummond, 8 October 1860.
- f2 3027.f2Rafinesque 1836, which was published in four parts. CD wished to consult the work in connection with the historical sketch he was including in the third edition of Origin. At some point, Oliver wrote the bibliographical information on the back of the letter. See letter to J. D. Hooker, 29 December .
- f3 3027.f3See preceding letter and letter from James Drummond, 8 October 1860 and n. 5.