Letter from C.S. Sargent [Charles Sprague Sargent] to William Robinson at Gravetye Manor

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Written from Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, [United States of America]. Typescript

He read with regret that Robinson is retiring from journalistic work; he has accomplished much and has devoted years of useful labour to the horticultural press; he understands it must be a relief to be free of the weekly task; now the war is over he hopes the world will have time again for horticultural matters; Wilson [Ernest H. Wilson, plant hunter] had a wonderful trip in Formosa and is to sail from Japan in a few days, ‘bringing with him a large amount of booty’