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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!1 I sent south for them, & here will be all you need, but you can have more. Two-kinds; those in the copious white wool probably best. That is ‘Green-seed’ from Alabama. The other is sea-island.2

The Man who sent the seed has heard of “Vine Cotton”, of which he once had a few seeds “sent from England” and he wants more—to grow.3 Now you ask Hooker4 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.

Letter details

Letter no.
Asa Gray
Charles Robert Darwin
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Herbarium of Harvard
Source of text
DAR 165: 201
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12416,” accessed on 11 April 2021,