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DCP-LETT-504

From William Whewell   11 April 1839

My dear Darwin

I want to be allowed to present the accompanying little book1 as a marriage gift to you and MrsDarwin. It is a very humble gift, to be sure but it may serve to remind you of my good wishes which are very cordially yours. Moreover if you can accommodate yourself to the canter of the verses, you will find in it a very pretty love story.

Believe me always | Very truly yours | W Whewell Trin. Col.

Ap. 11. 1839

Footnotes

1
Herman and Dorothea, translated from the Hexameters of Göthe [by W. Whewell, privately printed, 1839].

Summary

Sends a book [his translation of Goethe’s Hermann u. Dorothea] as a wedding gift.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-504
From
Whewell, William
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Trinity College, Cambridge
Source of text
DAR 204: 175
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 504,” accessed on 24 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-504

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