Would like sketch returned [see 775].
Would be particularly thankful for result of CGE's observations on earth of Pampas.
Asks that Ernst Dieffenbach return copperplate and woodcuts.
Down near Bromley | Kent
Would you be so good, if convenient, to return to me, by D
Amongst the little packets, which I sent you, there were some of the earth of the Pampas, in which so many extinct mammifers are embedded, should you feel any interest on this subject, I should feel particularly thankful to hear the result of your examination. Should the subject not interest you, I should be sorry to think even of asking you to waste any of your time on it. There are, also, specimens of a singular white bed, (I now believe of a very fine tufaceous nature) which extends for hundreds of miles on the Patagonian coast, about which I am curious.
I beg to apologise for having thus troubled you, but might I further request you,
should you see D
Believe me dear Sir | With great respect | Your's
faithfully & obliged | C. Darwin
To | Professor C. Ehrenberg | &c &c &c
- f1 819.f1See letter to C. G. Ehrenberg, 5 September .
- f2 819.f2See Correspondence vol. 2, letter to Ernst Dieffenbach, 19 July .