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Document number: 2279
Date: 27 Aug 1877
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: ELWES Henry John
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 8th March 2011

Preston House
Aug 27.

My dear Sir

I take the liberty of writing to ask if you could let me have a root or seeds of a species of Bomarea which I saw in my friend Mr Ellacombes <1> garden & which he told me came from you. I am anxious to get every species of this genus which is in cultivation & shall be happy to send you another equally fine sort, B. multiflora in exchange for it

I remain yours faithfully
H J Elwes


1. Henry Nicholson Ellacombe (18221916), clergyman, Honorary Canon of Bristol, Vicar of Bitton; gardener & author.