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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-7412

From Henry Holland   [16 December 1871]1

My dear Charles,

Returning home, I find some Ptarmigan & two pairs of admirable Icelandic Stockings, just arrived from Iceland, presents from my friends there.2 I send you a Ptarmigan, which after due inspection, you will perhaps commit to Erasmus’s Cook,3 to be dressed for our Luncheon on Monday

Ever your’s affy | H Holland

Saturday aftn

Footnotes

1
The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to J. D. Hooker, [18 December 1871].
2
Holland visited Iceland in August 1871 (Holland 1872, p. 30). The ptarmigan native to Iceland is Lagopus mutus; in England it was also known as the white grouse.
3
Erasmus Alvey Darwin’s cook was Elizabeth Squire.

Summary

Sends CD a ptarmigan.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7412
From
Holland, Henry
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 166: 252
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7412,” accessed on 29 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7412

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