Volume 58: Sir George Macleay correspondence, 1848-1880: No. 374
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for the return of the vessel. I forget her name which took out your second lot. There will be a case or cases well prepared for the voyage.
We have had a most [indecipherable] put into her, very few posts indeed not more perhaps than 10 [?] altogether since October, but a super abundance of heavy rain, accompanied by so high a temperature that vegetation is as far advanced now as it ordinarily is at the end of March. My snow drops of which I have half an acre wild in front of my house & my crocuses are in full bloom & in a few days Narcissi, hyacinth etc.