To Mr Downie?1 14 July 2
Down | Farnborough | Kent
I wrote a note to you about a week since, asking whether you supplied Entomological Store Boxes, (of shape of back-gammon Board) lined on both sides with good cork & papered.
I wish for one (or probably more) of large size, but I must know prices & dimensions.— Please to answer this note. My former one was addressed to Mr Burch; but I see on Labels of articles purchased at your place, two names, so I may have addressed my former note wrongly.
Sir | Your obed | Charles Darwin
I have one Box 16 x 12 & 4 inches deep; but I think rather larger would be better. The outside to be plain deal.— No lock & key.
An enquiry about the availability, size, and cost of cork-lined boxes for entomological collections.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1343A,” accessed on 28 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1343A