[The Chelsea Physic Garden, London.] Printed invitation ‘at the Opening of the Garden’, and Laboratory andn Lecture Rooms by Earl Cadogan, made out to Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Sir William Thiselton-Dyer, and his wife.

The Chelsea Physic Garden, London [Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer (1843-1928), botanist, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew]
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At the Opening of the Chelsea Physic Garden, London, 25 July 1902.
SKU: 25394

See Thiselton-Dyer’s entry in the Oxford DNB. Printed on one side of a 10 x 13 cm piece of paper, and made out in manuscript to ‘Sir William Thistleton [sic] Dyer (and Lady)’. Text size in good condition, lightly aged, with the blank reverse of the card with slight damage from mounting. The recipient has written in a close hand in red ink at top left: ‘accepted. / 18. 7. 02.’ The text reads: ‘The Chelsea Physic Garden. / The Trustees and Committee of Management request the / pleasure of the Company of / [Sir William Thistleton [sic] Dyer (and Lady)] / at the / Opening of the Garden, / On Friday Afternoon, the 25th July, 1902, / from 4.30 to 7 o’clock. / The Laboratory & Lecture Rooms will be formally opened at 5.45 / by the / Rt. Hon. The Earl Cadogan, K.G. / Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. / Entrance at the Main Gate of the Garden on the Chelsea Embankment, between / Swan Walk and No. 13, Chelsea Embankment. / R.S.V.P. to H. Howard Batten, Esq., 3, Temple Gardens, E.C.’ See Image.