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Darwin Correspondence Project

To George Gulliver   27 December [1855]

Down Bromley Kent

Decr 27th

My dear Sir

I write one line to say that I have this morning received safely your most kind present of Hewson’s work.1 I have just looked at the Table, & am astounded at the number of the measurements.2

With very sincere thanks | yours truly obliged | Ch. Darwin.

Footnotes

In his letter to Gulliver of 18 December [1855] (Correspondence vol. 5), CD had accepted Gulliver’s offer of The works of William Hewson (Gulliver ed. 1846). CD’s annotated copy is in the Darwin Library–CUL (see Marginalia 1: 378).
Gulliver had tabulated comparative measurements of red blood cells of various species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish for his edition of the works of the physiologist William Hewson (Gulliver ed. 1846, pp. 237–44). CD was interested in obtaining measurements of corpuscles of pigeons and dogs (see Correspondence vol. 5, letter to George Gulliver, 18 December [1855]; see also Correspondence vol. 6, letter from George Gulliver, 20 January [1856]).

Summary

His thanks for the present [The works of William Hewson, edited by GG, 1846]. [See 1796.]

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1801A
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Gulliver, George
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Josh B. Rosenblum (private collection)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1801A,” accessed on 5 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1801A

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