Patmore's letter (3pp. Hastings, 26 October 1890) thanks Gosse for his praise of Bertha's illuminations. It was the poet's daughter Bertha who provided the illuminated page for Henry's Poems, published posthumously with a memoir by his sister Gertrude in 1890. Gosse paid Patmore a series of visits in 1890 as he was preparing an edition of the poet's poems, published later in the year by Kegan Paul. He became a close friend and student of Patmore's work, later writing a biography (London, 1905).