Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne to [David Prain], [Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew] on 21 December 1911.
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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 4
Page 4 of the letter has a note written on it by Otto Stapf, Keeper of the Herbarium at Kew Gardens.
Transcriber: Benny, Ruth
Transcription date: February 24, 2014
Scrutiny: 25/02/2014 - Benny, Ruth;
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Dec[embe]r. 21st 1911
The Director Roy[al]. Bot[anic]. Gardens, Kew
Last July (early) my wife received a few seeds from a lady, who had received them from her sister in Uganda collected while she was travelling in the Highlands.
They were sown at once, and are now in flower -- and I send you specimens in a cardboard [] cylinder by same post. The Salvia ? is 4 to 5 feet high, and is, presumably, an annual; and from its flowering so quickly under the dreadfully sunless & ever dark foggy days of the last 2 months, seems to indicate that it would make a very useful & ornamental h. hardy annual.
I shall be glad to know if you have had it in flower & can give me the name.[]
My wife has a few more seeds & can send you a small quantity if you wish to try them
Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature] []2
1. Letter annotated in pencil in an unidentified hand "Ans[were]d. 23.XII.11".
2. Annotated in a different hand:
"Pycnostaelys Dawei, H. E. Brown in Gard. Chom. 1907
Seeds desired XLI p. 18
Tricholaera posea. Nees, sens. lat. another specimen desired when more fully out.
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