To Richard Kippist1 10 March 2
Down, Bromley, Kent,
My dear Sir,
I am owing to a mistake which I made in very great want of two Books, which I had once before out of Library. In fact I am come to a dead stand still until I can get them. I do not know what regulations are, but I think the council would permit your being so kind as to send off the two vos. to the enclosed address tomorrow morning. Will you so far oblige me? The Books are the vol. of Boreau’s Flora du Centre de la France3 which includes genus Carex. And Flora Ratisbonensis (Naturhistorische Topog: von Regensburg) Dr. A. E. Fürnrohr, 1839.4 I do hope you can oblige me in this: if sent off soonest tomorrow morning by Charing Cross Coach I shall get them on Friday morning.
NO, I have just thought of better plan; I will send our carrier, tomorrow morning, for the chance of you being able to give the Books to him.5
My dear sir | Yours very sincerely, | C. Darwin
In great want of two books, which he had borrowed previously: Boreau Flora du Centre de la France and A. E. Fürnrohr, Naturhistorische Topographie von Regensburg, Bd 2 Flora Ratisbonensis.
- Letter no.
- Charles Robert Darwin
- Richard Kippist
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- Source of text
- James Cummins, Bookseller (dealer) (accessed 19 November 2012) 15 November 2012
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2238,” accessed on 26 April 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2238
Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 7 and 24 (Supplement)