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Document number: 8181
Date: 22 Aug 1860
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA60-69
Last updated: 9th May 2015

Garden of the Horticultural Society of London,
Chiswick, near London, W.

August 22nd 1860


I beg to inform you that the Articles named on the other side have been this day despatched to your address, Lacock Abbey Chippenham. by Goods Train G. W. R. in compliance with your request of the [blank] of [blank] 18

Those not sent cannot be supplied from the Garden, with the exception of

which will be sent hereafter, if possible

I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient Servant,
Geo Eyles

W. H. Fox Talbot Esq F. H. S

The Carrier has been authorised to make the following Charges:–

[In consequence of the trouble and inconvenience of remitting to the Garden the small charges made for the package of Plants, the Garden Committee have arranged that they should in future be at once paid by the Carrier, and by him charged onwards to the parties to whom the parcels are addressed.]

Paid to the Garden for Package, and charged onwards . . s~ d8

Carriage to London . . . . . . . . . . . . s~d4

Total Ł ~ 1/~

The Garden is open from Nine o’Clock every day, except Sunday, for the inspection of Fellows of the Society, or bearers of Ivory Tickets, without orders, and of Visitors introduced by Fellows, either personally, or by written order.

list of articles sent.

The plants marked x in the accompanying list

horticultural society of london

list of plants for ballot, may 22, 1860

1. Thuja gigantea. A hardy coniferous tree, from California.

2. Cupressus cashmeriana. A hardy Cypress, from Cashmere.

3. Pinus longifolia. Half-hardy tree, from the Himalayas.

4. Acacia cultriformis. A greenhouse shrub.

5. Acacia pyonantha. A greenhouse shrub.

6. Cissus Stans. A hardy deciduous climber.

7. Buddlea sp. with large leaves, from Peru. Greenhouse shrub.

8. Hardenbergia monophylla alba. A greenhouse climber.

9. Sollya heterophylla. A greenhouse climber.

10. Berberis nepalensis. Nepal Berberry.

x – 11. Callitris Ventenati. A greenhouse shrub.

12. Lonicera fragrantissima. A very fragrant honeysuckle.

13. Lilium pulchellum. A hardy bulb, from Amoy.

x – 14. Thunbergia laurifolia. A beautiful stove-climber.

15. Platycodon chinensis. A hardy herbaceous plant.

16. Impatiens Jerdonić. A succulent-stemmed stove plant.

17. Veronica decussata Devoniana. A beautiful greenhouse plant; or it may be grown in the open air in summer.

18. Hibiscus Stewartii. A greenhouse shrub, from New Holland.

19. Clematis appendiculata. A greenhouse climber, from Australia.

The Nos. erased you were unsuccessful in obtaining at the Ballot.

H. F. Talbot Esq F. H. S.

[envelope, blindstamped on flap "Horticultural Society of London"; annotated by WHFT "Hortl. Socy.:]
W. H Fox Talbot Esq F.H.S.
Lacock Abbey

Oak Field Keswick