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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Joseph Beete Jukes1   [18 October 1846]

Down Farnborough Kent

Sunday

My dear Sir

I am sorry to say I know nothing of the fossils in question; I certainly never saw any fossils collected by Stokes,2 & I looked through the collection sent to me.. I think some specimens were sent back to him, but I have one box now, & when you are in town, I will send it you, if you choose.

I am much obliged for your very kind enquiries about my health.— I enjoyed my week at Southampton extremely. What dreadful weather you must have had during the last fortnight amongst the mountains.—3

Yours very truly | C. Darwin

Footnotes

CD and Jukes had corresponded in 1838, when Jukes sought an appointment as geological surveyor of Newfoundland (see Correspondence vol. 2, letters to J. B. Jukes, 6 December 1838 and 25 December [1838]).
Jukes had recently returned from a survey of the north-east coast of Australia as naturalist aboard H.M.S. Fly, 1842–6. He had apparently sought information from John Lort Stokes, who had surveyed the north-west coast.
Jukes was engaged in the geological survey of North Wales.

Summary

Knows nothing about missing fossils collected by J. L. Stokes.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1010
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Jukes, J. B.
Sent from
Down
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1010,” accessed on 9 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1010

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