Asks CD to send him some books on physiology and natural history from the family library.
My Dear Bobby,
Much obliged for y
Apropos to Linnæus I wish you would look in y
If the D
I hope you dont object to schedule of jobs very grievously.
From whom did you hear about the rabbits foot, as your account was the first I heard about it?
Next week I am going to dine with Prof. Haviland when I shall probably pick up something or other, about Edinborough, wh. I will let you know.
The next time you go home please to let them know that I an alive & well,
Good Bye give my love to Doctrss. P. & tell her she must not have Spark | E Darwin
- f1 14.f1The letter was originally addressed to `C. Darwin Esq., Dr. Butlers, Shrewsbury'. This was changed in a different hand and ink to read `Gas Darwin Esq.'. `Gas' was the nickname given to CD by his schoolmates because of his chemistry work with Erasmus (see Autobiography, p. 46).
- f2 14.f2Probably a reference to a work by either William Hunter, anatomist, or his brother, John Hunter, surgeon and anatomist. A copy of J. Hunter 1778 is in Darwin Library--Down.
- f3 14.f3Cullen 1814, Cullen 1776--84.
- f4 14.f4Haller 1757--66.
- f5 14.f5Above `Physiology' is written `Golias' in another hand, possibly CD's. `Golias' has not been identified.
- f6 14.f6Linnaeus 1789--96 (Darwin Library--Down).
- f7 14.f7Linnaeus 1783a.
- f8 14.f8John Haviland, Regius Professor of Medicine.
- f9 14.f9Their eldest sister, Marianne, had married Henry Parker, M.D. in November 1824.