Tuesday, June 30, 2009

04May1867, Paxton's Chatsworth

LONDON, May 4th, 1867.
Emma came in the morning, with lovely Chatsworth flowers, and went to the workhouse with me. She saw an old man who had been a smart gardener, and knew all the flowers' Latin names, and said "Oh, Paxton's [FN: Sir Joseph Paxton, who designed the Crystal Palace, had been superintendent of the gardens at Chatsworth.] place !" when she mentioned Chatsworth.

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