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Darwin Correspondence Project

From H. W. Bates   7 February 1874

1, Savile Row, | Burlington Gardens, | W

Feb 7 1874

My dear Mr Darwin

All the books you asked for were fortunately “at home”, & a clerk has already packed them up & sent them, addressed as you wished.1 With regard to the classified catalogue,2 I believe I have authority from the Council to present copies to any Institution or Individual whom I may think would make a good use of them; there will be no need, therefore, to trouble you for the amt nominallly charged.

I have not at present learnt Dr Staley’s whereabouts; nor has any one from the Sandwich Is. turned up here, by happy chance.3

Yours sincerely | H W Bates

Footnotes

CD had asked for some books from the library of the Royal Geographical Society, of which Bates was assistant secretary (see letter to H. W. Bates, 6 February 1874).
G. M. Evans 1871.
Thomas Nettleship Staley was bishop of Honolulu, Hawaii, until 1870. CD had asked about the decline of the population in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) in his letter to Staley of 13 January [1874]; Staley did not answer until 12 February 1874.

Summary

Books CD requested have been packed and sent.

He will present CD with the classified catalogue [of Royal Geographical Society].

He has not learned whereabouts of Thomas Staley.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9275
From
Henry Walter Bates
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
R. Geogr. Soc.
Source of text
DAR 160: 91
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9275,” accessed on 22 August 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9275

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22

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