Letter from G. Jekyll [Gertrude Jekyll] to William Robinson

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Written from Munstead, Godalming, [Surrey]. Manuscript

She thanks him for his note to Mr Perry, but she cannot use it this week due to time constraints; she wishes he could see Mitella diphylla; she will leave a bunch of them for him when she passes; she invites him to visit on Sunday so he can enjoy an afternoon on a breezy hilltop; alpine auriculas are looking fine; one has pips 1 7/8 inch in diameter; his gentians are looking fairly well though they began to suffer in the drought; there will be plenty for him in the autumn; Walter successfully packs and sends 25 plants at a time by post most days; she will return his ‘Proserpina’ tomorrow, which she has kept longer than she should have because she was enjoying it

Dated Monday, no year [between 1875 and 1896; Robinson met Jekyll in 1875; she moved from Munstead to Munstead Wood in 1896]