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Letter 679

Darwin, C. R. to Hawkins, B. W.

[c. 1 Oct 1843]

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    Discusses poor impression of plates [for Reptiles by Thomas Bell].




Dear Sir

I enclose your account with an order on the back.— I have written to Hullmandel, to print off & have pointed out the badness of the impressions of some of the Plates, (as 20) which were sent me.— See if Mr Bells are as bad & if so, will you take the trouble to call on Hullmandel & remonstrate: it wd be a pity to have the last number spoilt—

I beg to express the satisfaction, which I have experienced in all my transactions with you & with my best wishes.

I remain, | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin

P.S. | I will not forget, shd opportunity offer, to recommend any naturalists who may require illustrations to you.—

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    f1 679.f1
    The second number of Reptiles, which Hawkins illustrated, was published by 9 October 1843 (see letter to A. Y. Spearman, 9 October 1843).
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    Charles Joseph Hullmandel, the lithographer who reproduced Hawkins' illustrations for Reptiles.
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