Letter from Richard Owen [Sir Richard Owen] to William Robinson

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

As he read Robinson’s number of 1 Oct 1887 [‘The Garden’] the wish he has often felt this summer became too strong to be suppressed, but he fears they live too far apart; Robinson would be welcome to spend an hour with him in the garden then join him for dinner; his weekly enjoyment of Robinson’s contribution of horticultural novelties and progress heightens his sense of Robinson’s friendly kindness