Thanks for information for Ehrenberg.
Down. Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
I write a line merely to acknowledge & thank you for your long & to me most agreeable letter & to tell you that I am in communication with Ehrenberg to find out more definitely, what objects he wishes for, and I will let you know in time for you to send me any likely objects to contain infusoria. I know thus far that his chief present object is the geographical range of infusoria, so that I cannot doubt, of all things, he would most value specimens from the Antarctic regions.—
Would not floating sea-weed probably still contain some attached to it— I am astonished at your description of the number of Infusoria in the far-antarctic seas.—
Once again I thank you for your letter, & I can hardly tell you, how much all your facts & opinions interest me.—
In Haste | mp; I can hardly tell you, how much all your facts & opinions interest me.—
In Haste | Believe me | Most truly yours | C. Darwin
PS. | Dr
I cannot doubt, Ehrenberg would value all your notes & drawings whether imperfect or perfect.
- f1 735.f1His travels were described in Dieffenbach 1843.
- f2 735.f2Dieffenbach trans. 1844.
- f3 735.f3Justus von Liebig, professor of chemistry in Giessen and patron of Ernst Dieffenbach.
- f4 735.f4Alexander von Humboldt. For his favourable opinion of CD's Journal of researches see Correspondence vol. 2, letter from Alexander von Humboldt, 18 September 1839.