Reference numberMS/928/2/75
TitleVerses from 'Thalaba', by Robert Southey, copied by Francis Galton for Charles Vernon Boys
DescriptionA ten-line extract from 'Thalaba the destroyer', book 8 canto 24, commencing: 'The thread she spun it gleamed like gold...'

The reference is to the fine quartz thread produced by Charles Vernon Boys. The verses are underscored by the line '[and it does bind him very tightly indeed !]' Signed 'F. Galton'.
Physical descriptionOn paper
Access statusOpen
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