Would like to call upon RO to discuss the last engravings sent by George Scharf. CD assumes that the revise of Toxodon [see 395] was received.
36 Grt. Marlbro' St
My dear Owen
I called yesterday in hopes of being able to see you, and of finding you quite well again.—
I want to speak to you about the last engravings which Scharf has sent.— I suppose you received the revise of Toxodon.— What an
unlucky affair the failure of the big head was.— It
will be well if the first number is out by the 1
I want to know whether you will be at home between two and half after this day if I call.— Will you send me word by the Bearer.
I name this hour for at 3
Ever Yours | C. Darwin
- f1 399a.f1Dated by the relationship to the letters to Richard Owen, [28 December 1837] and 28 [December 1837] (Correspondence vol. 2).
- f2 399a.f2Owen was describing the fossil mammals CD brought back from the Beagle voyage. Fossil Mammalia, part 1 of Zoology, was published early in February 1838.
- f3 399a.f3The lithographer George Scharf prepared the engravings for Fossil Mammalia.
- f4 399a.f4See Correspondence vol. 2, letter to Richard Owen, [28 December 1837].
- f5 399a.f5George Brettingham Sowerby described the fossil shells from the Beagle voyage.