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Letter from N.D. Pendleton's secretary to Rev. A. Wynne Acton Edit


Level of Description


  • 1933-12-15 (Creation)



  • Scope and Contents

    Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton's secretary (Mrs. V.W. Rennels) to A. Wynne Acton. Rennels notes Acton's last letter with appreciation and explains that all records reveived are sent to Mr. Caldwell for publication before being returned to her (Rennels') office. Rennels writes that Acton must have enjoyed performing his first baptism, and she reminisces on her own baptism. She then discusses different varieties of English and American birds, and also compares British and American gardens/flowers. She tells Acton that she and Miss Hamm have "transplanted into the tip of the Inn grounds, (you know that little woodsy point of ground where the street light stands) a number of the loveliest varieties: anemones, spring beauties, star of Bethlehem, wild geranium, bloodroot, hepaticas, Solomon's seal and many others." Rennels closes the letter by saying this is what happens when you write to a garden lover about birds and flowers. Names mentioned: A. Wynne Acton, Beryl (no surname given), Miss Hamm (no first name given), Mrs. V.W. Rennels