A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 1
Transcriber: Merry, Sarah
Transcription date: September 19, 2012
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
Frith Hill, Godalming.
April 4th. 1882
My dear Wright
I sh[oul]d be very glad indeed of specimens of Spiranthes Romonzoviana [sic]1 as I have a nice[?] bit of bog prepared for Cypripediums Trilliums &c. I sh[oul]d also much like Pinguicula grandiflora, P. lusitanica and the yellow Saxifrages S. hirculus & S. hypnoides aizoides, Gentiana verna, or any other choice Irish plants. If Mr. Burbidge2 has sent off his basket before you can get me these, please send them by post. Should I ever come to Ireland again I shall hope to see your Garden, which with your opportunities will soon[?] be first-rate
Yours very truly | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]
1. Correct (modern?) spelling is Spiranthes Romanzoffiana.
2. Frederick W. Burbidge, curator of Trinity College Botanic Garden 1879 - 1905.
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