Volume 58: Sir George Macleay correspondence, 1848-1880: No. 426
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Green has been busy today packing your last envoi - for this boat! - of Orchids. They are as good looking & promising a lot as ever I saw, and as they go in a large Wardian case & have been in a state of preparation for the voyage for some months, they have a good chance