FERGUSSON (Revd. Samuel, Minister of Fortingall)

Group of 4 Autograph Letter Signed to Alfred Ellis, (1821-1879, second son of John Ellis, 1789-1862, Chairman of the Midland Railway), saying that he has "only come to this Parish within the last few days ... there are no berries on the yew tree this year else I would have been most happy to comply ... There is another yew tree beside the Church Yard which has some berries ... evidently sprung from a seedling of the old one ... I will be most happy to send them ... if the Blackbirds which prey upon them have not finished them" (9th October 1857), "I send by today's post the sprigs and seeds you wanted and hope you will receive them in good condition ... The slips are all from the old yew tree" (2nd November 1857), "After a most diligent search I have failed to obtain any berries on the Fortingall yew. I would have rejoiced very much had I been able to send you some" (12th October 1858), "I have delayed sending you the slips on account of the severe frost ... for the last ten mornings", he sends "seven young trees the growth from seeds of the Old Yew that had fallen near its roots ... I have put 8 stamps upon the box and one upon this note and enclose 3 for you as not required" (23rd April 1859), in all 5 sides 8vo., Manse of Fortingall, Perthshire, 9th October 1857 - 23rd April the second letter laid down in a folding sheet

Item Date:  1859

Stock No:  14916      £75

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