[John Henry Robinson, RA, eminent line engraver noted for his portraits.] Autograph Letter Signed (‘J. H. Robinson’) to ‘Mr Cooke’ (the artist Edward William Cooke), on personal matters including Conrad Cooke’s health, and plans to meet.

John Henry Robinson [J. H. Robinson] (c.1796-1871), RA, eminent line engraver noted for his portraits [Edward William Cooke (1811-1880), artist; his son Conrad William Cooke (1843-1926), engineer]
Publication details: 
16 April 1864; New Grove, Petworth [Surrey].
SKU: 23837

See the entries for Robinson and Cooke in the Oxford DNB. 3pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, folded twice. Addressed to ‘My dear Mr Cooke’. Cooke’s ‘friendly note’ about the time he ‘proposed setting out for Deal’ was received on the Thursday, and the Robinsons are ‘glad indeed to hear that your dear Mother is again restored to her usual health’. The Robinsons think that ‘change of occupation & fresh air together, may have the desired effect both as regards yourself & your son Conrad’. The present season has been a ‘trying’ one, and Robinson gives a brief description of his own indisposition. He hopes that he can meet Cooke ‘on Thursday week, the day before the private view’. A reference to ‘Mr & Mrs Cope’ follows. Robinson is sorry that the ‘programme’ Cooke has ‘sketched’ leaves ‘little chance of our seeing you before you return from Stratford’. He ends by informing Cooke that his wife is ‘pretty well’. Conrad Cooke’s entry in Grace’s Guide stresses his electrical work (he designed and installed first electric light on the Clock Tower of the Houses of Parliament) and his early promotion of the telephone.