From Asa Gray 12 January 1880
Herbarium of Harvard University, | Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass.
Jany 12 1880.
My Dear Darwin
So you want some cotton-seeds! I sent south for them, & here will be all you need, but you can have mineQQQQ. Two-kinds; those in the copious white wool probably last. That is ‘Green-seed’ from Alabama. The other is sea-island.
The Man who sent the seed has heard of “Nine Cotton”, of which he once had a few seeds “sent from England” and he wants more—to grow. Now you ask Hooker if he knows of such a thing, and can get hold of some for this southern planter,—& will send by post hither.
Ever Yours | Asa Gray
Sends some cotton seeds for CD.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12416,” accessed on 28 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-12416