Encloses stamps for Leonard Darwin.
21. July 1862.
My Dear Darwin
The enclosed I trust will please your boy,—who I hope is now well, and his Father also.
Since my last, in the P.S. to which I hastily acknowledged yours of
July 1, I have received the casts of cuts
of Orchis. Very many thanks, I shall use
them—to illustrate my 1
No time to write now.— No more Orchid-matter has come to hand.
Ever Yours Cordially | Asa Gray.
- f1 3661.f1In the letter to Asa Gray, 10--20 June , CD had told Gray that Leonard Darwin was suffering from scarlet fever, and had asked Gray to send Leonard several kinds of American postage stamp for his collection. In his letter to Gray of 1 July , CD complained that he had felt `baddish for 2 or 3 weeks'.
- f2 3661.f2See letter to Asa Gray, 1 July , and letter from Asa Gray, 15 July .
- f3 3661.f3At Gray's request, CD had arranged for John Murray to send electrotype plates of three of the illustrations from Orchids, figuring Orchis mascula and O. pyramidalis, for reproduction in Gray's review of the book in the American Journal of Science and Arts (A. Gray 1862a; see letter from Asa Gray, 18 May 1862, letter to Asa Gray, 10--20 June , and letters to John Murray, 13 June  and 20 [June 1862]).
- f4 3661.f4Gray apparently wrote `1
stpart' in error; he had sent CD a copy of his review of Orchids, which was published in the July number of the American Journal of Science and Arts (A. Gray 1862a), with the letter from Asa Gray, 15 July . The illustrations were used in Gray's follow-up article to his review (A. Gray 1862b, pp. 421--3).
- f5 3661.f5Gray had asked CD to arrange for six copies of Orchids to be sent to him by the London publisher and bookseller, Nicholas Trübner, who frequently acted as Gray's London agent (see letter to Nicholas Trübner, 23 June ). Orchids was offered for sale at a retail price of 9s. (Publishers' Circular 35 (1862): 247).
- f6 3661.f6See letter from Asa Gray, 15 July  and n. 13.