Letter from M. Foster [Michael Foster] to George Maw

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Written from Shelford, Cambridgeshire. Manuscript

He thanks Maw for the bulbs, but as they were packaged in a match box the larger bulb arrived crushed to pieces; he has tended to it with charcoal and sand but fears it will not survive; he asks Maw to package future bulbs in a tin box; Mr White [Horace Philips White, British consul at Tangier, Morocco] promises to send them both bulbs of Iris tingitana, which grow 12 miles from Tangiers [Tangier, Morocco], in the spring. Dated 22 Aug, no year [1883; the subject matter matches letters written in 1883]

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