Thanks JHB for specimen of Corallorrhiza;
would like some seeds of Corydalis claviculata.
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
I presume that I owe to your great kindness a fine specimen of Corallorhiza received this morning sound & safe.f2 I have been very glad to see it, but the wicked insects had done their work so effectually that every flower was fertilised.
I have planted the specimen in a pot & I have hopes that it may flower another year.—f3 Pray accept my sincere thanks for your kindness.—
As I am writing I will beg another favour, for the chance of your being able to grant it, through the Botanic Garden, viz seed of Corydalis claviculata.f4 I have searched everywhere for it. Of course you will not write; but if fortune favours me, pray send me some.—f5
My dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
P.S. Since the above was written your note has arrived—f6 again many thanks—