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Document number: 2673
Date: 01 Apr 1833
Postmark: 1 Apr 1833
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: MURRAY Amelina Matilda
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: LA33(MW)-071
Last updated: 1st September 2003

Dear Henry–

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
Truly Yours

A M Murray

Green Street

April 1st

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
Laycock Abbey


1. Rev Edward Murray (1798–1852), author & inventor.

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