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A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
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Pages with text: 3
Transcriber: Benny, Ruth
Transcription date: October 16, 2014
Scrutiny: 16/10/2014 - Benny, Ruth;
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August 13 1912
My dear Annie
The flowers you sent me were all new & strange to me and as I did not feel I could look after them I sent them to Mr. Blanchard & asked him to strike them if he could. He knows two of them -- the large white flower is Eucryphia piimalitolia[?], from Chile -- allied to the Hawthorn -- the bright yellow one is Dendromecon rigida2 from California -- an evergreen shrubby poppy. The other one with small fruits he does not [] know. There was also a very small rooted plant with curious small round leaves rather thick & dark brownish in colour. [Small sketch of plant].
This I have potted & it looks all right. I hope you have got some more lists of the shrubs & are trying to strike them as they seem very nice things. The woodman from Canford has come to put up the bottom fence. A few of the new Gladiolus3 are [] flowering & are very fine.
I am fairly well and am feeling rather better. I hope you are getting stronger on your legs. Will came back yesterday evening -- To day[sic] has been finer than of late but rather windy.
With love to all | Yours very affectionately | Alfred [signature]
1. Written in the top right of the page in an unidentified hand is the archival reference "WP1/4/24 [1of 2]".
2. Dendromecaon rigida, also called bush poppy of tree poppy, is a shrub or small tree of the Papaveraceae native to California and Baja California.
3. Gladiolus is a genus of perennial bulbous flowering plants in the iris family.
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