To Joseph Beete Jukes1 [18 October 1846]
Down Farnborough Kent
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
Knows nothing about missing fossils collected by J. L. Stokes.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1010,” accessed on 22 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1010