KEW OBSERVATORY AND METEOROLOGY 243
I t is needless to say more than that I was greatly touched by this letter. I was also so much impressed with its literary skill, that on calling shortly after on Sir Richard I begged him, as a matter about which I felt curious on purely literary grounds, to tell me its origin. He said that it was really his own writing, though based on a draft prepared at the Office, and added, " And it is all strictly true." Persons are to be envied who can express their feelings so gracefully as in that letter.