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Letter 409A

Gould, John to Darwin, C. R.

[13 Apr] 1838

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    Thanks CD for his present of a dram bottle [actually a silver-cased compass]. JG will be reminded daily of their friendship when he is in the wilds [of Australia].


My Dear Sir/

I received with much pleasure the token of your friendship wh you have sent me this morning in the way of dram-Bottle and shall treasure it up untill I reach the wilds of the beautiful country I anticipate much pleasure in exploring. Your Gift will there daily remind me of your friendship and the many pleasures we have shared in our favourite persuits

[G] Nat history, etc, will—also—be of be interest to me as an evidence that our intercourse has been productive of none but the most [ amicable] feelings, that your [ two words illeg] [ eyes the blessing of friends] [illeg] Ever yr J. G.
To C. Darwin Esq

Good Friday 1838

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    f1 409a.f1
    Gould left for Australia on 16 May 1838.
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    f2 409a.f2
    Gould is probably referring to Zoology; he had undertaken to provide descriptions for Birds.
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