Letter from Alfred Austin to William Robinson

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Written from Swinford Old Manor, Ashford, Kent. Manuscript

He thanks Robinson for sending him a copy of his ‘English Flower Garden’ which he is surprised to see expanded as he thought it incapable of further improvement; he and his wife would like to visit Gravetye when Robinson will be there; his own garden is greatly improved since Robinson saw it years ago; the tea roses are both delicate-looking and hardy, and currently look lush and lavish; next year he would like to give Robinson a copy of a new prose book