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Letter 1195

Darwin, C. R. to Boott, Francis

20 Aug 1848

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    CD will write to A. A. Gould for aid. Thanks for sympathy and assistance about chloroform.


Athenaeum Club

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

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    f1 1195.f1
    Identified as the recipient in the Charles Hamilton catalogue.
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    f2 1195.f2
    See letter to Augustus Addison Gould, 3 September [1848]. CD was seeking specimens of Cirripedia for his monograph. Gould was known to naturalists for his study of Mollusca (Gould 1841).
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    Chloroform 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]).
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    f4 1195.f4
    The section of the letter ‘thanks … Darwin’ is in facsimile in the catalogue; the first portion of the text is the catalogue transcription.
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