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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-1204

To ?   [15 or 22 October 1848]1

Shrewsbury

Sunday

My dear Sir

I write a single line to say that your note & enclosure have forwarded to me, here. & that I have written to Mr Landsborough2 today to tell him the dried specimen was just what I wanted if he could procure me some more in spirits. I have been & am very unwell, so will write no more, except to thank you much for all your kindness.

Believe me | Yours very truly & obliged | C. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The conjectured date is based on CD’s visit to Shrewsbury at this time (‘Journal’; Correspondence vol. 4, Appendix I). This was also a period during which he was collecting cirripede specimens from numerous correspondents.
2
Possibly David Landsborough, Scottish naturalist who was studying the seashore and who later published works on seaweeds and corallines.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1204
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Unidentified
Sent from
Shrewsbury
Source of text
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Physical description
1p

Summary

Thanks for note and enclosure. Has written to [David?] Landsborough to say dried specimen was just what he wanted. Would like some more in spirits.

Very unwell.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1204,” accessed on 1 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1204

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