Thanks WBC for offer to examine specimen and for offer of slices of shells, but has no achromatic microscope.
Down. Bromley Kent
I am exceedingly obliged to you for your kind note & very obliging offer of
examining my specimens I will send them tomorrow morning by our
carrier to London & thence per coach to Ripley. The one without any apparent
shells, is that which I want examining.— On looking round it, you will see the
little, indistinct, embedded fragments. The specimens can be returned any time per
coach, directed to me at “7 Park St. Grosvenor
I am very much obliged by your kind offer of sending me some slices of shells, but I have not an achromatic microscope.
With very many thanks, believe me | dear Sir | Yours sincerely
| C. Darwin To |
- f1 753.f1Dated from Carpenter's reply, see letter from W. B. Carpenter, 21 December 1844.
- f2 753.f2CD sent Carpenter concretions of marl from the Pampas and similar rocks from Chile for microscopic comparison (see South America, pp. 76–7).
- f3 753.f3The address of Erasmus Alvey Darwin.