Will forward JD's paper to the Royal Society ["On the ova of salmon", Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 146 (1856): 21–9].
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
I arrived home late last night, (bringing with me the Angler & his Friend) & found your Paper here; I write this merely in case that you might be surprised that I had not earlier acknowledged its safe arrival.—
I assure you I feel much pleased & flattered by the form you have done me the honour of putting the communication under.
In two or three days I will forward it to the Royal
In Haste pray believe me | Yours truly obliged | Charles Darwin
- f1 1653.f1The title of Davy 1855. CD recorded having read it on 25 April 1855 (Correspondence vol. 4, Appendix IV, 128: 10).
- f2 1653.f2See letter from John Davy, 21 March 1855, which was intended to be communicated by CD to the Royal Society. It was later published as Davy 1856.
- f3 1653.f3The paper was written in epistolary style addressed to CD. It explained the results of experiments that Davy stated had been suggested to him by CD.