Asks about Fuegian specimens stored at the Geological Society. CD needs them soon.
My dear Sir
I have written to M
Would you be so kind as to direct Charlton to search for these
boxes, which are large & heavy, for I well remember them.—
As it could not take long to have these places searched, would you oblige me by having this done by Wednesday.— If I cannot consult the catalogue soon, it will be useless to me.—
I hope you have finished the labour of the first number of the Journal; I shall be exceedingly anxious to see it, & hope I may able to get one at the Society.
Pray believe me | My dear Sir | Your's very sincerely | C. Darwin
- f1 811.f1Ansted served as assistant secretary of the Geological Society from 1844 to 1847 and edited the Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society for many years.
- f2 811.f2The date is based on the reference to the appearance of the first issue of the Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society in February 1845.
- f3 811.f3William Lonsdale, assistant secretary and librarian of the Geological Society from 1838 to 1842.
- f4 811.f4Isaac Charlton, the house steward of the Geological Society (Woodward 1907, pp. 243, 309).
- f5 811.f5CD attended council meetings of the Geological Society on 8 January and 5 February, either of which may have been the Wednesday referred to (see Correspondence vol. 3, Appendix II).
- f6 811.f6CD completed the manuscript of South America on 25 April 1845 (see ‘Journal’; Correspondence vol. 3, Appendix II).