I have procured a few more small tubes of the Oxalis Crenata & so I send you two – have them planted directly in separate pots, & as soon as up, let them be put out in rich light soil 2 feet apart so as to leave plenty of room for rapid increase – We understand the roots do not perish in the ground from frost, & their take is much better than
the those of the potatoe were upon their first introduction – I also send you seeds of the new Rhubarb the stalks are considered much superior for culinary purposes It to the old Kind – Having no franken within reach today, I wish you would direct the accompanying packet for my Brother <1> – With our united regards to Mrs Talbot
I remain ever
A M Murray
If I quote Ye Hamiltons calculation of the Oxalis Crenata at one halfpenny per lb. being likely to produce £868 per acre, it will look very like taking advantage of the priviledge <sic> attached to this day!
I must send Edward’s letter in another cover –
Henry Fox Talbot Esq M P
1. Rev Edward Murray (1798–1852), author & inventor.