Sends copy [of "Fine dust in the Atlantic Ocean", Collected papers 1: 199–202]. Attempting to obtain further samples for CGE.
Down Bromley Kent
Dear & highly Honoured Sir
I received your kind letter two days ago, & beg to thank you sincerely for the information contained in it.— Herewith I send a copy of my little paper on the Atlantic Dust, (published in the Geolog. Journal) & which I would have sent ere this, had I supposed you would have cared to see it.—
I have asked the Hydrographer to the Admiralty (Capt. Beaufort) to call the attention of Officers to the dust & to collect specimens of it.
I have no specimens myself of grasses from Ascension, but I have written to
Sometime ago I sent you some specimens (through the Chev. Bunsen ) of rocks of the Secondary period from the Cordillera; sh
I regret much to hear of the long illness in your family: being a married man myself, I can appreciate your distress.
Pray believe me, dear Sir, with much respect. | Yours faithfully & obliged | C. Darwin
P.S. | I have received the Ascension plants from
- f1 965.f1Letter from C. G. Ehrenberg, 11 March 1846.
- f2 965.f2Collected papers 1: 199–203.
- f3 965.f3Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen.
- f4 965.f4Presumably CD kept this letter open until he received the specimens from Joseph Dalton Hooker, sometime after 25 March (see letter from Hooker, [25 March 1846]). The specimens were sent to Ehrenberg by 10 April, see letter to J. D. Hooker, 10 April .