To Adolf Wilhelm Hermann Kolbe 5 May 1
Down Farnborough | Kent
With this note, I send the parcel for Prof Bunsen, which you said you would be so good as to take to him.2 It has turned out rather larger than I anticipated, but I thought it best to send a pretty good suite of specimens.—3 I can hardly express how sorry I was to hear, upon my return home, that you had had the great trouble of coming here. I only hope that you had some other call to this neighbourhood.— I most sincerely regret that I was not at home to have had the pleasure of receiving you.—
Pray believe me | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin To | Dr H. Kolbe.
Sends parcel of specimens for R. W. Bunsen.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1569,” accessed on 30 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1569