To J. H. Balfour 15 June [1862?]1
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.2 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.—3 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.4 I have searched everywhere for it. Of course you will not write; but if fortune favours me, pray send me some.—5
My dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
P.S. Since the above was written your note has arrived—6 again many thanks—
Thanks JHB for specimen of Corallorrhiza;
would like some seeds of Corydalis claviculata.
- Letter no.
- Charles Robert Darwin
- John Hutton Balfour
- Sent from
- Source of text
- Yale University Library: Manuscripts and Archives (Louis Mayer Rabinovitz Collection (MS 1044) Box 1, folder 2)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5122,” accessed on 27 April 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5122
Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 13 (Supplement)