Letter from Vernon Lushington to William Robinson

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Written from 87 Eccleston Square, [London]. Manuscript

He thanks Robinson for his noble book and hopes it will do good for Londoners and others living in populated cities; he read the introduction with pleasure and admires Robinson’s free and energetic handling; he would like to make Robinson head gardener of London; his outsider’s opinion is that the book has too many illustrations; it is not possible to have too many useful illustrations, but mere views of gardens and of garden work which is not recommended are cumber and costly