Letter from Eleanor Cecil to William Robinson

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Written from Carlton Hotel, Geneva, [Switzerland]. Manuscript

She thanks him for the garden tour and tea they enjoyed at Gravetye; Mr Markham has sent her advice on their rowan seedling growing in the middle of a hedge; if the cuttings succeed she will try them in full sun to see if birds are more attracted to the berries in that position; heavy rain has followed a month of fine weather; the trees have new growth and the grass is green; all the nations are now gathered here [13th Assembly of the League of Nations, Geneva] and her husband [Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood] is busy all day; she hopes things will turn out better than expected