15 Marine Parade | Eastbourne
My dear Sir
This is my address.— I will write soon— I am grateful for your last note.—
I am dying to hear about pure gum
[Yours] | C. Darwin.
P.S. | Will you be so kind as to dry a little of your Gum used on Drosera & burn it; perhaps you would detect smell of animal matter if any gelatine or glue used or size used.—
Any corrosive Sublimate??
Could you send me, when you write, one leaf (& name) of Australian Drosera, that I may see it out of idle curiosity.—
- f1 2924.f1Dated by CD's reference to having arrived in Eastbourne. CD and the children left Down on 22 September (`Journal'; Appendix II). The letter was written prior to receiving Oliver's reply (see letter from Daniel Oliver, 25 September 1860).
- f2 2924.f2See preceding letter and letter from Daniel Oliver, 19 September 1860.
- f3 2924.f3The postscript is on a separate slip of paper. The contents indicate that it belongs to this letter.
- f4 2924.f4Size: `an agglutinant consisting of undried glue' (EB).
- f5 2924.f5This sentence was added in pencil.
- f6 2924.f6See letter to Daniel Oliver, 11 September . There is a note headed `Drosera spathulata Australia from Kew' that is dated `Sept. 28
th—/60/' in DAR 54: 5.