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'We pushed our selves the train with our shoulders ...'

VERNEUIL, Edouard Poulletier de (1805-1873). Geologist and paleontologist.
Autograph Letter Signed in English to E[dward] Wood, 2½ pages 8vo (laid down with the envelope-front), London, 'friday night', no date. Thanking him warmly for his hospitality, asking him to instruct the Scarborough dealer to send specimens to him at Somerset House, and describing the difficulties of his journey back to London.
'... I travelled the whole day with rain, and very nearly missed the train at Dalton. Our engine had a tube in so bad a state, that we were left on the road near Dalton, for some time. We pushed our selves the train with our shoulders and arms, but at last we could not proceed much. We were obliged to telegraph to Darlington that a new engine ought to come and she arrived just in time for the London train. ...'

£75 [No: 22085]
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