Three lengthy Autograph Letters Signed, to William Gourlie, about British Association meetings, the addition of plants “to my Wardian Case”, the employment of a local teacher, a recent election, the relief of the poor, and much else. 3 letters, 16 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fine. Cawdor Castle, Nairn, 1847 & 1855. William Alexander Stables (1810 – 1890), Scottish botanist and naturalist who collected spermatophytes and pteridophytes sporadically in Great Britain and Ireland between 1832 and 1862, with the odd specimen as late as 1882. He was the son of Alexander Stables, factor for Lord Cawdor, and later himself became factor. William Gourlie (1815-1856), botanist.