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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-13871

To William Pamplin   4 [July 1862]1

Down Bromley Kent

4th

Dear Sir

The paper did not arrive this morning by our weekly Carrier, but I presume was sent too late yesterday (Thursday) for him.—2

I write now to ask whether you keep any white paper for mounting plants when dryed; if so would you be so kind as to send one sheet of what you recommend per post with price marked per 12 ream or quire.—

I quite forgot to speak about this, when I wrote for drying paper, & apologise for extra trouble thus caused.—3

Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | C. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The month and year are established by the relationship between this letter, the letter to J. D. Hooker, 15 [May 1862], and the letter from J. D. Hooker, [17 May 1862] (Correspondence vol. 10). In 1862, the only month after May in which the 4th fell on a Friday was July.
2
George Snow, the Down village coal dealer, ran a carrier service to and from London every Thursday (Post Office directory of the six home counties 1862).
3
Joseph Dalton Hooker had recommended Pamplin, a botanical bookseller, as a source for paper for drying plants (Correspondence vol. 10, letter from J. D. Hooker, [17 May 1862]). CD evidently ordered the paper, but the letter has not been found. CD’s Classed account book (Down House MS) records a payment, under the heading ‘Science’, of £2 9s. 6d. to Pamplin for botanical paper on 3 August 1862.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-13871
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Pamplin, William
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Archives Department, University of Wales Bangor (Pamplin papers)
Physical description
2pp

Summary

Requests priced samples of paper for mounting dried plants.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13871,” accessed on 29 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-13871

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