From H. W. Bates 29 March 1865
Royal Geographical Society | 15, Whitehall Place, S.W.
March 29 1865
My Dear Mr Darwin
Enclosed is the promised portrait.1 Will you do me the favour to send me yours for my album;2 the larger one you gave me in 1862 now hangs up in my study.3
I sent a copy of “Mimetic Butts. to Mr Walsh.4 We are overwhelmed here with North Pole business.5
Yours sincerely | H W Bates
He encloses a portrait and asks for one of CD.
He has sent mimetic paper to B. D. Walsh.
Mentions work at Royal Geographical Society on N. Pole business [plans for an Arctic expedition, eventually postponed until 1875–6].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4800,” accessed on 9 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4800