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Letter 557

Darwin, C. R. to Owen, Richard

24 [Feb 1840]

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    Asks RO whether he has any MS [of Fossil Mammalia, no. 4] ready and to see that the plates are finished.

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12 Upper Gower St

Monday Morn.

My dear Owen.

Have you any M.S. ready for the Printers.— I write to put you in mind that to day is the 24th— I trust that you will have all ready by the end of 1st week in March, otherwise I I am sure we shall be in a hurry.—

Will you have the kindness to see that Mr Scharf has finished the plates & beg him to inform me directly whether you have seen proofs of all, so that I may see about their printing off.—

Believe me | Most truly Yours | Chas. Darwin

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    George Scharf was responsible for the plates in Fossil Mammalia. The fourth number appeared in April 1840.
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