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Letter 6845

Darwin, C. R. to Norman, A. M.

29 July [1869]

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    Asks whether AMN has any specimens of British calcareous sponges that CD could forward to Haeckel, who is studying them.


Down Beckenham | Kent

July 29

Dear Sir

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 shd be grateful if you wd send me any, however few, specimens addressed to

``C. Darwin Esqre

care of Down Postman

Bromley Kent.''

With apologies for troubling you I remain dear Sir | yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin

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    f1 6845.f1
    The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Albany Hancock, 25 July 1869.
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    f2 6845.f2
    See letter from Ernst Haeckel, 2 July 1869.
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    f3 6845.f3
    See letter from Albany Hancock, 25 July 1869.
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