From D. F. Nevill [c. 14 March 1862]1
Dangstein | Petersfield
My dear Sir
I ought long ere this to have acknowledged the photo which has been for some time hung up in my own sitting room opposite my esteemed friend Sir W Hooker.2 When in London—for a few days I went down to Mr Ruckers to see his gardens which are wonderful and he told me he had sent you a plant of a Mormodes—3 I am watching our Vanilla lutescens— it is a magnificent plant full 20 feet long as yet no flowers—but I never forget your wants when I enter the house—4 I hope you will never scruple to ask me for anything I can give for it will be a real pleasure to me to do so—
believe me | most truly yours | Dorothy Nevill
Belated thanks for CD’s photograph.
When in London at Rucker’s wonderful gardens she learned he had sent CD a Mormodes.