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Record number: WCP1377

Sent by:
Gertrude Jekyll
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
2 June 

Sent by Gertrude Jekyll, Munstead Wood, Godalming, Surrey to Alfred Russel Wallace [address not recorded] on 2 June .

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23 May 2011 by NHM


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LETTER (WCP1377.1156)

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Natural History Museum
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NHM WP1/8/188
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Copyright of the Gertrude Jekyll Literary Estate.

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Munstead Wood,


June 2nd

Dear Mr. Wallace

Very many thanks <for> the nice plants of that capital Eucalyptus. I shall try it as a pillar, on a <post?> & elsewhere. Your stocky blue one looks certainly better than the Sosen[?] one.

I always wonder why there is not that <growth with?> periwinkles -- it seems as if it ought to [[2]] exist.

I am growing a quantity of the newer Snapdragons this year & the better colour of the China Asters. I used to dislike the old China Asters with their raw pinks & purples & stiff shapes -- now, [MS illeg] & ostrich plumes in white and lavender colours & soft pinks are lovely & the so called scarlets & those good [MS illeg] big ones Vick's White & the single purple [[3]] are all first rate garden plants.

I have plenty of Rubus nutkanus thank you, it is captial at the edge of a wood & so is the taller R. odsatus[?].

Yours sincerely

G. Jekyll1 [signature]


1 Jekyll, Gertrude (1843 - 1932). Influential British horticulturist, garden designer, artist and writer.

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