Knows nothing about missing fossils collected by J. L. Stokes.
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
I am sorry to say I know nothing of the fossils in question; I certainly never saw any fossils collected by Stokes, & I looked through the collection sent to me.. I think some specimens were sent back to him, but I have one box now, & when you are in town, I will send it you, if you choose.
I am much obliged for your very kind enquiries about my health.— I enjoyed my week at Southampton extremely. What dreadful weather you must have had during the last fortnight amongst the mountains.—
Yours very truly | C. Darwin
- f1 1010.f1CD and Jukes had corresponded in 1838, when Jukes sought an appointment as geological surveyor of Newfoundland (see Correspondence vol. 2, letters to J. B. Jukes, 6 December 1838 and 25 December ).
- f2 1010.f2Jukes had recently returned from a survey of the north-east coast of Australia as naturalist aboard H.M.S. Fly, 1842–6. He had apparently sought information from John Lort Stokes, who had surveyed the north-west coast.
- f3 1010.f3Jukes was engaged in the geological survey of North Wales.