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DCP-LETT-409A

From John Gould  [13 April] 1838

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.1 Your Gift will there daily remind me of your friendship and the many pleasures we have shared in our favourite persuits

[G] Nat history,2 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

Footnotes

1
Gould left for Australia on 16 May 1838.
2
Gould is probably referring to Zoology; he had undertaken to provide descriptions for Birds.

Summary

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].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-409A
From
Gould, John
To
Darwin, C. R.
Source of text
British Museum (Natural History), Tring Museum Correspondence
Physical description
Draft 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 409A,” accessed on 24 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-409A

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