Enjoyed the merry evening with JMH.
My dear old Herbert.
As I have not seen you to wish you good bye in propriâ persona, I must do it,
on paper for I suppose you will not be in Cambridge at the latter end of the week when I
return; I do not know when I have spent a merrier evening
than yesterdays— It was like the old time sitting by you & hearing
prodigies— I shall not in a hurry forget your awful appearance as you lay on
the sofa with a great snow ball in the place of your head.— Jem certainly victimized you in capital style.— I suppose we
shall have the Gentleman in the Plaid Coat, hawking “this is the head of that
well know character fellow of S
Adios, you best of good old Fellows. Cha
3. Fitzwilliam S
- f1 339.f1On 4 January 1837, CD read his paper on ‘Observations of proofs of recent elevation on the coast of Chili’ to the Geological Society of London (Collected papers 1: 41–3).
- f2 339.f2James Richard Holden.
- f3 339.f3Herbert had been elected Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge in 1832 (Alum. Cantab.).
- f4 339.f4Proofs made from the plates of an engraving before the ordinary printing.
- f5 339.f5Now 22 Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, where CD lived until March 1837.