My dear Henry
I have this moment received a magnificent box of seeds from Mexico <1> more than I know what to do with I wish you were here to pick out any you like – You have given me so poor an idea of Lacock as a winter place that I am afraid to send any of the most promising there, but I shall send a few to Bowood - <2> I enclose some that I think may interest you, & of which you might sow some now & keep the rest till Spring.
Let me know how long you are to be found at Lacock
W F S
B St <5>
2. Bowood House, nr Calne, Wiltshire, 5 mi NE of Lacock: seat of the Marquess of Lansdowne.
3. From a cold region.
4. Abbotsbury, Dorset: home of William Thomas Horner Fox Strangways.
5. 31 Burlington Street, London home of William Thomas Horner Fox Strangways.