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Letter 511A

Darwin, C. R. to Mantell, G. A.

23 May 1839

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    Writes, as Secretary of the Geological Society, to thank GAM for his presents, a slab of anthracite with plant impressions (from Philadelphia) and some fossils from Cornwall.


Geological Society of London | Somerset House.

23rd May 1839


I am requested by the Geological Society to express their thanks for your present of Plants in Anthracite from Philadelphia, and Fossils from Cornwall and to assure you that the Society are much honored by this mark of consideration.

I have the honour to be, | Sir, | Your most obedient and very humble Servant, | Charles Darwin | Secretary
To Dr. Mantell

F.G.S. etc.

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    Mantell presented a ‘Slab with impressions of plants from Philadelphia, and fossils from Cornwall’ to the Society on 22 May 1839 (Transactions of the Geological Society 2d ser. 5 (1840), list of donations).
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