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Record number: WCP2536

Sent by:
Charles Oswald Miles
Sent to:
Alfred Russel Wallace
[not recorded]

Sent by Charles Oswald Miles, Almondsbury to Alfred Russel Wallace [none given] on  .

Record created:
30 November 2011 by Mayer, Anna


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LETTER (WCP2536.2426)

A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
British Library, The
Finding number:
BL Add. 46438 ff. 301-302
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Charles Oswald Miles Literary Estate.

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[[1]]1, 2


Dear Sir,

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 [[2]]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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