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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-1019

From J. L. Stokes   6 November 1846

Haverfordwest | South Wales

Saturday | Nov. 6th 46

My dear Darwin

Your letter of the 3d with its enclosure has greatly surprised and annoyed me.

I remember receiving the note of yours you have alluded to and thought I had destroyed it at the time, but how, or by what unfair means it has been most wickedly sent to Governor Grey I am quite at a loss to know1 It gives me great concern to think, that I should in any way be the means of placing you in such a disagreeable position, and rest assured it will ever be a matter of deep regret to your very faithful friend | J Lort Stokes

P.S. | I shall endeavour to find out the mischief maker.

Footnotes

1
Stokes later concluded that CD’s original letter had been sent to his printers mixed in with proof-sheets. See letters to Robert FitzRoy, 23 November [1846], and to J. L. Stokes, [c. 26 November 1846].

Summary

Is upset by what has happened [see 1017], but does not know how CD’s note reached Grey.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1019
From
Stokes, J. L.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Haverfordwest
Source of text
Auckland Public Library (Grey collection)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1019,” accessed on 1 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1019

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