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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-1841A

To Samuel Birch   [12 March 1856]1

57 Queen Anne St | Cavendish Sqre

Wednesday

My dear Sir

I will take advantage of your most kind offer2 & call on you on Friday about 11 oclock; if I do not hear to contrary I will venture to assume that this will suit you.—

Pray believe me, | Yours very truly obliged | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

1
CD was in London between 10 and 14 March 1856 (see the letter to W. D. Fox, 15 March [1856]) staying with his brother, whose address he gives. He attended a council meeting of the Royal Society of London on Thursday, 13 March (Royal Society council minutes).
2
See letters to J. E. Gray, 14 January [1856], and to Samuel Birch, 6 February [1856]. Birch translated for CD passages referring to pigeons from an ancient Chinese encyclopaedia and on fowls from ancient Egyptian and Japanese sources. See Origin, 27–8, and Variation 1: 205, 230, 247. For a list of CD’s Chinese sources, see Pan 1984.

Summary

Arranges an appointment.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1841A
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Birch, Samuel
Sent from
London, Queen Anne St, 57
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1841A,” accessed on 26 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1841A

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