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Letter 4127

Darwin, C. R. to Reeve, L. A.

25 Apr [1863]

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    Thanks for LAR's book [The land and freshwater mollusks indigenous to, or naturalised in, the British Isles (1863)].


Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

April 25th

My dear Sir

I am extremely much obliged for your very kind present of your really beautiful work on the British Land mollusks. I am extremely glad to posses a copy & wish my knowledge rendered me more worthy of its possession.—

I shall take an early opportunity of carefully looking through it, for but lately I was wishing for information on two or three little points.—

With my best thanks | Pray believe me | Yours very faithfully | Charles Darwin

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    f1 4127.f1
    The year is established by the reference to L. A. Reeve 1863 (see n. 2, below).
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    f2 4127.f2
    L. A. Reeve 1863. There is a lightly annotated copy of this work in the Darwin Library--Down (see Marginalia 1: 698).
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