Discusses GBS's completion of his descriptions of fossil shells for the appendix to South America.
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Sir
I am very much obliged to you for having so promptly & kindly finished your undertaking.—
The large Pectines may certainly be left undescribed.—
I am not likely to be in town for a fortnight or more & therefore, without you
think you can explain any points vivâ voce better than on paper, it would
perhaps be best to have all the specimens & M.S. packed up together
& I will send our Carrier for them on Thursday week which is the first day that
I can.— But please be so kind as to send me a line, if you think it
adviseable that I sh
Will you when at leisure oblige me by informing me how many hours of your time you have been so good as to give to me.
It is very strange & provoking about the Turritellæ: I shall have to go through all, when I begin to calculate how far I can go in engraving the new spec. & then possibly they may somehow turn up.
Your's very faithfully | C. Darwin
- f1 934.f1CD's Account Book (Down House MS) has the following entry, dated 15 December 1845: ‘Sowerby cheque work at shells £4..10s’.
- f2 934.f2The engravings of the Tertiary shells were made by George Brettingham Sowerby Jr (see letter to G. B. Sowerby Jr, 31 [March 1846]).