Letter from M.A. Huntly [Maria Antoinetta Gordon, Dowager Marchioness of Huntly] to William Robinson

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Written from Orton Longueville, Peterborough, [Cambridgeshire]. Manuscript

She thanks Robinson for the instructions in packing live plants to send from the Continent; if she is successful in her plant hunting she will send him an account of it; she has been collecting mosses during the last year and thinks that small Wardian cases filled with the more beautiful mosses would be pretty and interesting objects; they thrive better under glass even than in their natural habitat