From Asa Gray 6 November 1879
Herbarium of Harvard University, | Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass.
Nov. 6 1879
My Dear Darwin
It is such a pleasure, and a rare sight, to see your handwriting, that I will do anything for you.
I shall try to get seeds of the Ipomœa and Megarrhiza for you, neither of which seed here. But at this season it is doubtful even if the latter can be picked up in California For the former try Wm. Thompson, seeds-man, Ipswich, on the chance. Glad you will turn your mind to what I think is an interesting point.
De Vries wrote me a letter.
Now, I am a sinful not to have ever thought that you might like to see my revised Text Book, & to have sent it to you. Now I think of it, there are sundry things in the book which I could wish you to see, and I wonder I did not send the book
I am famously well—and deep in Solidago—an ungrateful task. My wife is in bed with a bad cold, but responds to your good wishes. And hoping you & yours are all well, I am | Very sincerely Yours Asa Gray
Will try to get Ipomoea and Megarrhiza seeds for CD.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12296,” accessed on 31 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-12296