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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Frederick Currey   12 June 1862

3, New Square, Lincolns Inn. W.C.

June 12. 1862

My dear Sir,

I have a spike of the rare Irish Orchid Spiranthes gemmipara which has been preserved in spirits for about 3 years & seems in good condition— I dont know whether it would be a matter of any interest to you to examine it, but if you would care to see it I shall be very happy to send it to you— It is possible I may be able later in the season to get a fresh spike of Orchis hircina—1 If so perhaps might like to see it— Your interesting book has induced me to write to you on the subject

Your’s faithfully | Fredk Currey

C. Darwin Esqr.

CD annotations

1.2 for about … condition—] double scored ink


Offers rare Irish orchid (Spiranthes).

Letter details

Letter no.
Frederick Currey
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Lincoln’s Inn
Source of text
DAR 161.2: 305
Physical description
ALS 2pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3598,” accessed on 8 June 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 10