Letter from Agnes Jekyll to William Robinson

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Written from Munstead House, Godalming, [Surrey]. Typescript

They were very touched by his kindness in visiting yesterday and it would have pleased Gertrude [Gertrude Jekyll] that he was so near her in spirit; she had been declining ever since Agnes’s husband’s death and longer, and in the past fortnight she was far away; she did not suffer, was tenderly nursed, and Agnes hardly left her; the future of her home and garden will depend on the state of her finances but they will do everything to preserve the home she loved; she was very fond of Agnes’s children and they all loved her; her son Francis would like to visit Gravetye; she asks his secretary to let her know how he is after his long journey