Asks whether AMN has any specimens of British calcareous sponges that CD could forward to Haeckel, who is studying them.
Down Beckenham | Kent
I hope that you will excuse the liberty which I take in begging a favour of you. Prof. Haeckel is carefully studying calcareous sponges & is very anxious for British specimens.
Mr. Hancock informs me that you are the most likely person to possess, & to feel inclined to give under these circumstances, some specimens.
If this is in your power I sh
``C. Darwin Esq
care of Down Postman
With apologies for troubling you I remain dear Sir | yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin
- f1 6845.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Albany Hancock, 25 July 1869.
- f2 6845.f2See letter from Ernst Haeckel, 2 July 1869.
- f3 6845.f3See letter from Albany Hancock, 25 July 1869.