CD sends off his notes [corrections and additions to his Journal of researches] which he hopes ED will introduce [in German translation].
Down near Bromley | Kent
I have just received your letter & lose no time in sending off my notes. They appear rather more bulky than they really are.— I
hope you will be so good as to take the trouble to introduce them, as I am sure they
will render the work more worthy of perusal.— Tomorrow I will write about the
wood cuts & copper plate.— Please to return them, when used addressed
to me, to the “care of E. Darwin
I hope the enclosed bundle of paper will not put you to much expence in Postage, but you forgot to answer my question on that point.—
I fear there is little chance of my seeing L
Believe me dear Sir | in Haste yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
- f1 689.f1Dieffenbach's use of these notes for his German translation of Journal of researches makes it the first revised edition of that work. The first revised English edition appeared in 1845.
- f2 689.f2Edward Smith Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby and President of the Zoological Society, kept a famous menagerie at Knowsley Hall, near Liverpool. To stock it, he employed agents who collected specimens all over the world.
- f3 689.f3Dieffenbach apparently had an interview with Lord Derby during his visit to England in 1845 (DNZB).