Richmond Park, which extends over 2,255 acres and has a circumference of nearly eight miles, is one of the most popular resorts of Londoners. Its wildness and its undulating slopes constitute a great charm, and much of its scenery is with propriety described as sylvan. The grandeur of its trees may be gathered from the above picture; and it boasts an additional attraction in the great herds of deer that roam at large through its green pastures and beside its still waters. These deer are, for the must part, very tame, and gladly take food from the hands of kindly visitors. His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge holds the office of Ranger of the Park.
source: The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896