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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.

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.

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

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1204,” accessed on 27 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1204

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