RECORD: Litchfield, H. E. [Recollection of Darwin on Macaw cottage]. CUL-DAR112.B99 (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker 9.2007, checked and corrected by John van Wyhe 11.2007. RN1

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HE Litchfield [added later]

House in London Q

HEL. "He used to laugh over the ugliness of their house in Gower St, and the furniture in the drawing-room, which he said combined all the colours of the macaw in hideous discord."

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