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Document number: 07915
Date: 11 Jul 1859
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: BALFOUR John Hutton
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 2nd February 2018

R. Botanic gardens
11 July 1859

Dear Sir

I thought that you had left Edin. for the south & consequently told my friend Professor Piazzi Smyth <1> to send a better photograph of the small Dragon tree <2> to your address in England. He has accordingly sent it to Lacock-Abbey Near Chippenham

I suppose that it will be safely transmitted & that you will receive it on your return to Wiltshire. Prof Smyth thinks that it is superior to the the photograph which I sent to you. <3>

I shall attend to your wishes in regard to ferns. <4> [illegible deletion] A parcel will be sent to Coates Crescent <5> soon.

I am Yours respectfully
J. H. Balfour


1. Prof Charles Piazzi Smyth (18191900), photographer & Astronomer Royal for Scotland.

2. See Doc. No: 07828.

3. See Doc. No: 07828.

4. See Doc. No: 07664, to which this is the reply.

5. The Talbots had rented 17 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, for the Summer of 1859. See Doc. No: 07882.