Correspondence of Asa Gray and G. W. Clinton
The Correspondence of
Asa Gray (1810-1888) and
George William Clinton (1807‑1885)
(84) THIS LETTER IS MISSING, Sereno Watson
Volume 11 (98) [J 164]
[United States Postal Card ‑ different from previous ones ‑ cancelled March 1876]
Hon. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, New York
Cambridge, Feby 29 
My Dear Sir,
I am sorry to say that there were only 10 sets of the Guadalupe plants, which were taken up at once as soon as they were ready for distribution. Dr. Palmer's last summer's collection in San Diego Co. remains yet in bulk, waiting till I am over the present drive on the Calif. Flora. It will probably number 250 or 300 species. You can have a set from that if you wish. It contains a number of good things and a few new ones. I hope to get at it shortly.
Volume 11 (103) [J 160]
[on new United States Postal Card, cancelled Mar. 29]
Hon. George W. Clinton, Buffalo, New York Cambridge, Mar. 29
My Dear Sir,
Dr. Gray says that if you had kept on you would probably have found tubers at the end of your rootstock. They are shaped like a [stout] potatoe a finger long, attached by the small end. Dr. Lapham sketches them thusly [drawing of this done]
1 Flower & 1 Leafstalk
Double tubers. Joints 1 1/2 ‑ 3 feet apart. The perfection of the seed so far north probably depends upon the season.
Volume 11 (112) [J 151]
[new printed stationary: Herbarium of Harvard University, Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass.]
June 13, 1876
Dear old Clinton
I have been to the [ovial] & come back to a world of work.
I dispatch to you to‑day, i.e. addressed to Buffalo Academy, N.Y., a small parcel ‑ containing
1. The cones of Palmer's coll. which will not fit with the large square package Watson will send you ‑ when he gets back from his holiday. 2. new part of Gen. Pl. The price I will add in a P.S. 3d. Copy of [Bot. Cal.] which I can [hold] secure for you for $5.‑ instead of $6 send V. & thanks to Watson, & believe me to be ever your old friend
The copies of Gen. Pl. cost $9.00 each. A. G.
[Recd June 15, June 16 Mailed him draft for $14.115 [sic]
Volume 11 (114) [J 150]
[United States Postal Card, new printing, cancelled June 16?]
Hon. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, N.Y.
June 17 
Yours of 16th & enclosure received. The parcel went, as advised, to the Buff. Acad. Nat. Sci. by Express.
[..ale] at base rate.
[NOTE: not sure of this]
Volume 11 (116) [J 147]
[printed Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass.]
July 5, 1876
My Dear Sir,
I at last send you today by Express a large package containing set of Dr. Palmer's southern California plants, with bundle of gatherings from the herbarium. Palmer's set numbers 434 specimens, on the whole unusually good and abundant and desirable, to which are added for good measure a considerable number of equally good, &c., things of his collection in S. Utah.
They have cost me considerable labor and I trust they will reach you safely and prove satisfactory.
Please remit amount ($43.40) in check to my order and oblige
Yours very truly
Hon. George W. Clinton
[Recd 7th July. 8th mailed him bank draft for $43.40]