Letter [from Sir Richard Owen] to William Robinson

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Written from Sheen Lodge, Richmond Park, [Surrey]. Manuscript

He asks if Robinson would care for a 9.45 breakfast, or whether he would be tempted by the opportunity to compare a ‘natural-type’ garden with an ‘artificial-type’ garden; he is not going away this autumn, and Robinson would be welcomed by his old friend on any bright Sunday morning, and he could bring a friend; the letter is signed ‘The Professor’ and annotated ‘Richard Owen’

Dated ‘Thursday’ [c.1870s-1880s; other letters from Owen to Robinson are dated 1871-1887; Robinson moved to London in 1861; Owen died in 1892]