The First Holiday

#OTD  And it was on this day in 1889 that William Guilfoyle marries Alice Darling.
 
Guilfoyle was the director of the Royal Botanic Garden, Victoria. 
 
When he married Alice, he decided to take his first holiday from the gardens in 17 years. They took a nine-month grand tour of British and European gardens and Forests. It was really quite the experience and it's documented wonderfully in this book called Mr. Guilfoyle's Honeymoon.
 
Just so you know, you can only get it on Kindle.


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William Robert Guilfoyle
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