Asks for a meeting in order to go over the shells [which GBS was to describe in the appendix on Tertiary fossil shells in South America].
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
I intend being in town this day week, & with your
permission should be very glad on Thursday the 20
Pray believe me with apologies for troubling you. Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
Supposing it impossible for you to receive me on Thursday morning the
- f1 926.f1For the basis of the date see nn. 2 and 3, below.
- f2 926.f2CD attended a council meeting of the Geological Society on 19 November 1845 (‘Journal’; Correspondence vol. 3, Appendix II).
- f3 926.f3CD's Account Book (Down House MS), for 24–5 November 1845, records expenses for a five-day trip to London, with a note of 1s. ‘present to Sowerby's man’. Presumably the meeting concerned Sowerby's appendix for South America, pp. 249–64. Sowerby's identifications of CD's South American shells are in DAR 46.1: 6–45.