Encloses grass from locust dung sent from Natal. Asks for name of grass.
My dear Hooker
The enclosed grass is one of those sent me within the
pellets of Locust dung from Natal. The case seems to me
sufficiently curious to deserve that the name of grass sh
I suppose you do not care to have the plants for Kew?—
- f1 6190.f1The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to J. D. Hooker, 21 May .
- f2 6190.f2CD had germinated grass seeds found in pellets of locust dung sent to him by James Philip Mansel Weale, who at the time was at Bedford, Cape Colony (now the Eastern Cape province of the Republic of South Africa). See Correspondence vol. 15, letter from J. P. M. Weale, 7 July 1867, and letters to J. P. M. Weale, 27 August  and 9 December .
- f3 6190.f3A separate reply has not been found, but Hooker wrote at the top of the verso of this letter, `Eragrastis capillifolia Nees' (a misspelling of Eragrostis capillifolia).
- f4 6190.f4See letter to J. D. Hooker, 15 [June 1868].