A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Total Pages : 4
Pages with text: 2
Transcriber: Hamburger, Esther
Transcription date: June 4, 2015
Scrutiny: 04/06/2015 - Benny, Ruth;
Signed off: no
The letter I sent you some years ago were I think Manonia Bonkeri[?]. I identified it in the Kew Herbarium 2 years ago -- no one I think has the herb in England so if you can ascertain the fate of the one I sent you it would be interesting -- I sent one to Mr. Ware but he lost it. It was my brother who named all my hepatica by careful [1-2 words illeg.] -- when I tell you that an application of the inch measure this year showed me that nearly []3 every bloom was one 1 inches & often 50-60 blooms out[?] on a plant -- you may imagine what a delight mine are -- scarcely 2 alike -- & about 360 plants A. vitifolium -- & A. vitifoli rather this latter[.] I have fine seedling plants 18 inches high to give away -- the forms I have only seen at Canon Ellacombe. Bitte[?] ask him for seed -- it is a very delicate lilac blue -- I mean to get one from him this year. My plants are from my seed-garden here -- where (allium) blooms properly and is quite indifferent to frost.
Yours truly | C O Miles[signature]
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