CD will write to A. A. Gould for aid. Thanks for sympathy and assistance about chloroform.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 1848.
– … I have been persuaded at the Brit. Museum to write direct to Dr. Gould at Boston, for I hear he is a very kind man & likes to assist everyone … Should this channel fail, I will not fail to remember your most kind offer. With my true thanks for all your sympathy & assistance about Chloriform —
pray believe me | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
- f1 1195.f1Identified as the recipient in the Charles Hamilton catalogue.
- f2 1195.f2See letter to Augustus Addison Gould, 3 September . CD was seeking specimens of Cirripedia for his monograph. Gould was known to naturalists for his study of Mollusca (Gould 1841).
- f3 1195.f3Chloroform may have been used in the delivery of Francis Darwin on 16 August. See letter to J. D. Hooker, 10 May 1848, where CD mentioned that it will be employed. During Emma's next labour, CD administered the chloroform (letter to W. D. Fox, [17 January 1850]).
- f4 1195.f4The section of the letter ‘thanks … Darwin’ is in facsimile in the catalogue; the first portion of the text is the catalogue transcription.