Thanks for note and enclosure. Has written to [David?] Landsborough to say dried specimen was just what he wanted. Would like some more in spirits.
My dear Sir
I write a single line to say that your note & enclosure have forwarded to me,
here. & that I have written to M
Believe me | Yours very truly & obliged | C. Darwin
- f1 1204.f1The conjectured date is based on CD's visit to Shrewsbury at this time (‘Journal’; Correspondence vol. 4, Appendix I). This was also a period during which he was collecting cirripede specimens from numerous correspondents.
- f2 1204.f2Possibly David Landsborough, Scottish naturalist who was studying the seashore and who later published works on seaweeds and corallines.