65 Upper Berkley Street
The person I mentioned to you, is Dr Mariano La Gasca <1> No 25 Camden Place Camden town he was director General of the Botanl Gardens at Madrid, and is, I am assured, one of the first Horticulturists in Europe, besides possessing information and the means of procuring exotics from any part of the world, and particularly Spanish America.
A friend of mine Mr Barry is on the eve of his departure for <St Luca?> and will readily admit your commission for roots &c – but says (to prevent waste of your money & his time) he will confidently follow the directions of La Gasca, for you, and has no doubt in this manner of completing your wishes most satisfactorily to you & himself –
I have expressed your requests to our friend who is already on his way to Zante, and another will shortly depart, who shall also have a copy of your memorandum. It will afford me much satisfaction should success attend my furtherance of your wishes.
My dear Sir
Yours with truth
13 July 1827.
1. Mariano de la Gasca (1776–1839).