Asks AG to identify the species of Triton Mr Ford has drawn.
AG’s help has turned CD’s chapter on fishes and reptiles from “much the worst” into “one of the best” [in Descent].
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear Dr. Günther
I do not know which species of Triton, Mr Ford has drawn forme.—f2 I describe briefly in my M.S. T. punctatus. Willyou kindly write name on proofs & slip them in enclosed envelope,without troubling yourself to write a word.— My Chapt. onFishes & Reptiles, wd have been much the worst in my volume, hadit not been for your kind & most valuable assistance; & now Ithink it will be one of the best, & certainly the bestillustrated.—f3
Your’s very sincerely | Ch. Darwin