From Daniel Oliver 13 September 1862
Royal Gardens Kew
13. IX. 1862
My dear Sir
I have given directions about saving seeds of Lythrum hyssopifolium.1
Your Diagram of L. Salicaria is very remarkable2 I think it will be a very serious labour & difficult too satisfactorily to settle such a complication.
I wonder did you ever think about Compositae3
[DIAG HERE] &c.
Rolle is new to me,—the name I mean.—4 Bolle is a botanist who has worked on Atlantic Island botany.5
Pray excuse the dirty blot.— | Sincerely yours | Danl. Oliver.
Charles Darwin Esq
Has given directions to save seeds of Lythrum hyssopifolium.
CD’s diagram of Lythrum salicaria is very remarkable. [See Collected papers 2: 107.]
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3718,” accessed on 23 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3718