Will send JP a map as requested. Asks for a ticket to one of JP's lectures.
My dear Sir
I send the Map, as you desired: it is, however, hardly clear enough to expose.—
Would it be possible for me to attend the lecture on Tuesday.— if you can admit me, for this one day, will you send me a line per
Believe me | Most truly Yours | Chas. Darwin
12 Upper Gower St.
- f1 473.f1The addressee of the letter is identified from the location of the letter in the Phillips papers at Oxford.
- f2 473.f2Dated from the reference in the letter to the lecture delivered by Phillips on Tuesday, 19 March 1839.
- f3 473.f3In CD's Notebook E: 122 there is the following entry: ‘March 20
th. Phillips in Lecture in Royal Institution says shells become less in number, ([backwards?] species or individuals) the deeper one goes— surely is this true?—most strange.—’