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DCP-LETT-5738F

To F. Du C. Godman   23 December [1867]1

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Dec 23

Dear Sir

I am much obliged to you for sending me your paper which I shall probably receive by tomorrow’s post.2 I should have been very sorry to have missed seeing it, which might have happened as I do not take in the Ibis.3 I had already seen Mr. Crotch’s paper.4 I am particularly glad to hear that you intend to work up all the materials into a single paper & draw your own conclusions, for that certainly is the way to gain valuable results.5

Believe me dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from F. Du C. Godman, 21 December [1867].
2
CD refers to Godman 1866. See letter from F. Du C. Godman, 21 December [1867] and n. 3.
3
Godman 1866 was published in Ibis, the journal of the British Ornithologists’ Union, of which Godman was a founder member.
4
Crotch 1867. See letter from F. Du C. Godman, 21 December [1867] and n. 5.
5
See letter from F. Du C. Godman, 21 December [1867] and n. 8.

Summary

Will be pleased to receive FCG’s paper. Already has that of [G. R.] Crotch. Encourages further independent work.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5738F
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Godman, F. C.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Courtesy of Joseph Sakmyster (dealer)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5738F,” accessed on 26 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5738F

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