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Letter 3635

Darwin, E. A. to Darwin, C. R.

1 July [1862]

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    Asks for a note to the Geological Society, since the museum did not have the book Carlyle wanted.

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July 1

Dear Charles

I am sorry to bother you, but Carlyle took your letter to the Museum & found that the book was not there & therefore supposes that he had it from the Geolog. Soc: Will you give me a letter of introduction just stating that it is to enquire the title of a book for Carlyle & if possible to borrow it—

yours | E D

If you are unwell there is no hurry

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    f1 3635.f1
    The year is established by the relationship to the letter from E. A. Darwin, 20 June [1862].
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    f2 3635.f2
    Erasmus was assisting his friend Thomas Carlyle in obtaining a publication containing a topographical account of the highlands of Saxony (see letter from E. A. Darwin, 20 June [1862]). The references are to the library of the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street and to that of the Geological Society at Somerset House, London.
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