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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-1210

To J. W. Lubbock   [December 1848–9]1

[Down]

Dear Sir John

I am much obliged to you for taking the trouble to send me the drawings & Coins.—

I know so little of English rocks, that I cannot tell you what the stone is; it is very like what is formed on borders of coral-reefs & most islands in the Tropical seas, where shells are abundant.

Yours sincerely | C. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The date range is that of the stationery with the broad mourning border, as in the letter to Lubbock, [December 1848 – 1849] (calendar number 1212).

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1210
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Lubbock, J. W. (b)
Sent from
Down
Source of text
New York Botanic Garden Library (Charles Finney Cox collection)
Physical description
1p

Summary

Obliged for drawings and coins. Cannot tell what the stone is.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1210,” accessed on 6 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1210

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