Volume 58: Sir George Macleay correspondence, 1848-1880: No. 214
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and should have waited first before ordering these purchases. In todays sale Mr. Michael's is an exceptionally [indecipherable] one. It does not do to [indecipherable] over these large Collectors sales, but simply to take advantage of them.
I enclose a letter from Mr. [indecipherable] whose name you may have seen in the Horticultural Papers as a new and very ardent Amateur Collector, who travels about the less populated Alpine countries in search of Monocotyledonous plants. He is great in the matter of Terrestrial Orchids & is very anxious to get those of Australia. I told him to put himself into communication with you, which I suppose he has done. His Father is a man of Fortune, but still alive. It is pleasant to see a Army man, only the other day, a Captain in the Guards devoting himself so enthusiastically to a scientific pursuit. He has promised to introduce