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Letter 1204

Darwin, C. R. to unidentified

[15 or 22 Oct 1848]

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    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.

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    Very unwell.




My dear Sir

I write a single line to say that your note & enclosure have forwarded to me, here. & that I have written to Mr Landsborough today to tell him the dried specimen was just what I wanted if he could procure me some more in spirits. I have been & am very unwell, so will write no more, except to thank you much for all your kindness.

Believe me | Yours very truly & obliged | C. Darwin

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    f1 1204.f1
    The 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.
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    f2 1204.f2
    Possibly David Landsborough, Scottish naturalist who was studying the seashore and who later published works on seaweeds and corallines.
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