To F. Du C. Godman 23 December 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
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
Will be pleased to receive FCG’s paper. Already has that of [G. R.] Crotch. Encourages further independent work.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5738F,” accessed on 26 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5738F