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Document number: 77
Date: Thu Aug 1836
Dating: WHFT was at the Royal Hotel, Clifton, in connection with the BAAS meeting in Bristol
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: MUNRO Benjamin
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 6th January 2011


Professor Henslow handed to me the enclosed note, <1> thinking I should meet with you at the Royal Hotel. I take the liberty of enclosing it to you.

I have met with a very superior artist in Bristol who would draw the Dianthus in question in the best manner and if you would oblige Professor Henslow & myself by addressing a specimen to Mr Strong, Bookseller, Clare Street, he will pay immediate attention to it. Or, if the plant be in a pot and you would prefer sending it wholly, I will engage for its being safely returned in a few days. This would give the artist an opportunity of giving the true character of the plant, as from the small specimen I have seen I think the whole plant may be figured, which would afford the best effect

I am, Sir, Yours very respectfully
Benjamin Munro.

18 Queen’s Parade


1. Prof John Stevens Henslow (1796–1861), botanist. His note is Doc. No: 03636