In this manuscript letter Rigby tells Owen he has spent his Suday reading R.W. Emerson's book English Traits. He notes that Owen is mentioned on page 165, as one of the people the author met in London who "give splendour to society".
Further discussion follows regarding associates of Owen. Included is the news on J. E. Smith, who was once the School Master at Harmony Hall, becoming the Head House Surgeon at Hereford Infirmary.