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Document number: 1571
Date: 13 Jul 1827
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: SHARP W H
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003

65 Upper Berkley Street

Dear Sir/

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.

I am
My dear Sir
Yours with truth


13 July 1827.


1. Mariano de la Gasca (1776–1839).

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