Obliged for the shrub "Australian Sheep" [Raoulia eximia] and pleased to have seen MN's Australian pictures. Can still recall scenes from various countries with vividness.
Down, Beckenham, Kent.
2d August 1881.
My dear Miss North,
I am much obliged for the "Australian Sheep," which is very
curious. If I had seen it from a yard's distance lying on a table, I
would have wagered that it was a coral of the genus Porites.
I am so glad that I have seen your Australian pictures, and it was
extremely kind of you to bring them here. To the present time I am
often able to call up with considerable vividness scenes in various
countries which I have seen, and it is no small pleasure; but my mind
in this respect must be a mere barren waste compared with your
I remain, dear Miss North, yours, truly obliged, | Charles Darwin.