Letter from T. Gambier Parry [Thomas Gambier Parry] to William Robinson

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Written from Highnam Court, Gloucester, [Gloucestershire]. Manuscript

A literary relation advised him to acknowledge any book sent to him by an author before having read it; he has done the opposite with Robinson’s books; his family is delighted with them and his ladies have been feasting on Robinson’s ‘Alpine Flowers’; he had often heard of Robinson’s other book and is proud to own it from the author’s hands; his brother-in-law said, when grieving over the vanity and vexation of introducing plants to England, that if he were a millionaire he would glaze a valley