Sophia Dunbar, A Family Tour round the Coasts of Spain and Portugal during the winter of 1860-1861,
Published by Blackwood, 1862
This small description of Monserrate is unremarkable, except for its date. At the beginning of 1861 Francis Cook's garden was clearly well under way. Bear in mind that at this time the word "pine" was used rather generously to encompass nearly all conifers.