Obliged for drawings and coins. Cannot tell what the stone is.
Dear Sir John
I am much obliged to you for taking the trouble to send me the drawings & Coins.—
I know so little of English rocks, that I cannot tell you what the stone is; it is very like what is formed on borders of coral-reefs & most islands in the Tropical seas, where shells are abundant.
Yours sincerely | C. Darwin
- f1 1210.f1The date range is that of the stationery with the broad mourning border, as in the letter to Lubbock, [December 1848 – 1849] (calendar number 1212).