Requests information for W. S. Macleay on JFWH's method of catching pelagic animals while ship is under way.
My dear Sir
I happened to mention to M
I called the other day on Lady Herschel, & had hoped to have been enabled to
have asked you this question; so I hope you will excuse the liberty I take in troubling
you with this note, as I promised M
Believe me | Yours truly obliged | Charles Darwin
36 Grt. Marlbro' St.
- f1 430.f1By 29 May 1839, CD had heard of William Sharp MacLeay's safe arrival at Rio de Janeiro (see letter to W. S. MacLeay, 29 May 1839).
- f2 430.f2‘Friday 2
d’ occurred in February, March, and November 1838, but Herschel did not return to England until May.