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Letter 473

Darwin, C. R. to Phillips, John

[18 Mar 1839]

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    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 2d post, and inform me at what hour it will commence, although I am not certain I shall be able to come (even if you can admit me) as I have an engagement at one hour of the day.

Believe me | Most truly Yours | Chas. Darwin
Monday Morning

12 Upper Gower St.

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    f1 473.f1
    The addressee of the letter is identified from the location of the letter in the Phillips papers at Oxford.
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    f2 473.f2
    Dated from the reference in the letter to the lecture delivered by Phillips on Tuesday, 19 March 1839.
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    f3 473.f3
    In CD's Notebook E: 122 there is the following entry: ‘March 20t h. 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.—’
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