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 (1822–1916), clergyman, Honorary Canon of Bristol, Vicar of Bitton; gardener & author.