"A. D. B.," writes: " I to-day send you by express six pears, seedlings from a tree sixteen years old, and never known to blight. Supposed to be crossed with the Sand pear and Bartlett? at least the two trees stood close together where the seedling appeared. Would be pleased to have your opinion of it. Fruit has been kept in good order till May, and in one case till July 4th, where party had a good fruit house".

[We think there is no doubt of this being a hybrid, as suggested, and it is an excellent one. The flavor reminded us of the delicious Passe Colmars we used to eat in the long time ago - a variety suggested also by the form and appearance of this, though smaller in size. - Ed. G. M].