PHILIP HENRY GOSSE Autograph Letter Signed.
British naturalist, marine biologist and inventor of the sea-water aquarium. Father of the writer, Edmund Gosse, whose best known work, 'Father and Son', tells of their tempestuous relationship.
ALS. 1p. 58 Huntingdon Street, Islington. May 7th 1856. To H[enry] G[ardiner] Adams.
"I beg to acknowledge with thanks, your politeness in sending me a copy of your "Humming Birds" as also of your article from the Church of England Q[uarterl]y Review."
8vo. Approx 7 x 4.5 inches. Pinholes at top left corner. Previously tipped into an album and with fragment of the album leaf attached to verso with some old glue spots and localised brittleness. One hole near right margin which does not touch the text.
Adams' book "Humming Birds, Described and Illustrated" had been published by Groombridge in 1856.