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Letter 7081

Darwin, C. R. to Linnean Society

16 Jan [1870 or 1871]


Requests the return of some plates sent in error.


Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

Jan 16th

My dear Sir

I am sorry to have caused you trouble.— The text & the Plates was sentby mistake, & I shd be glad of its return, as one of my sons wishes to keepthe Plates, which,, however, wd be of very little use to the Soc, as they arechiefly a curiosity in the art of engraving.— Kindly give volume specifiedto Royal Soc.—f2

My dear sir | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Linnean Society of London



The years are established by the form of the address, with‘Bromley’ struck through and ‘Beckenham’ added by hand; this form wasused by CD between April 1869 and May 1871.
The text, plates, son, and volume have not been identified; thetext and plates may have been among the books referred to in theletter to Richard Kippist, 10 January [1870 or 1871]. CDrefers to the Linnean Society and the Royal Society of London.
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