Bills and Recipts

Roses from Thomas Rivers

By Llinos Thomas

Bill for roses from Thomas Rivers, [DE/R/F281]
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

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.

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