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For Prize Contest.


Aug. 22, 1925.

W. Atlee Burpee Co,
Philadelphia, Pa.,

Dear Sirs:

This year, as a beginner, with a half acre of ground under cultivation, I used your seed exclusively.

With my spring crop, consisting of a few more rows each of Sweatpeas, Snapdragons, Larkspur and Delphinium, I cleared expenses including the rather heavy expense of installing irrigation.

The florists to whom I shipped were pleased and repeated their orders.

The town came to see my flowers. Everybody said, "They are the finest, most beautiful flowers we have ever seen, How do you do it?" Always I replied, "First and most important of all get the best seed, I get everything from Burpee."

Yours truly,
[[signed]] Catherine H. Thomson. [[/signed]]

(Miss) Catherine H. Thomson,
Herndon Terrace Flower Farm,
Union, South Carolina.
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