Bills and Recipts
Roses from Thomas Rivers
By Llinos Thomas
Bill for roses from Thomas Rivers, junior, of Sawbridgeworth, 1842. Was Emma Delmé-Radcliffe planning a rose garden at Hitchin Priory?
She bought over 100 rose bushes from Rivers, a pioneering rose breeder. This bill includes a ‘Madame Laffay’ a new variety bred by a French nurseryman, in 1837.