Volume 58: Sir George Macleay correspondence, 1848-1880: No. 452
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[In pencil - 1879]
Pendell, July 3rd
My dear old Friend
I have your letters of the 23rd of April mentioning the arrival of the plants sent out by the Chimborazo & the condition & giving your suggestions as to the better packing of plants of that description in future, of which Green has taken a note. Also that of May the 4th reporting the blessed downfall of rain, that it has been raining so incessantly for 8 months that its continued presence is reported no [indecipherable] of a cause, also note of May the 4th & 10th the latter enclosing the B. of Lading for the two cases [indecipherable[ Chimborazo of the [indecipherable] of which I have not yet heard. I do trust that the Platycerums with [indecipherable] as you do state them may come in good condition. All the other plants you have been good enough to send will be most welcome. All now here except Dend. [indecipherable]
Sir William Macarthur, M.L.C.
[In left margin]
I [indecipherable] a blossom of yr. Dend. [indecipherable]. I am disappointed with it. It is not so good as Bigibbum. It may be a bad variety [indecipherable].