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
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 no.
- John Gould
- Charles Robert Darwin
- Source of text
- British Museum (Natural History), Tring Museum Correspondence
- Physical description
- Draft 2pp