From Edward Lumb to J. S. Henslow 2 May 1834
May 2d 18/34
I beg to enclose you bill of lading for a Case of Specimens of Natural History which by direction of Mr Charles Darwin I forward to you pr. Brig “Basenthwaite” Mitchinson Martin for Liverpool— This Case contains part of the Head of the “Megatherium”—1 I regret that on the passage down the River it should have been broken; previous to this accident the Snout or nose extended 1 to two feet more than at present— These are not the bones referred to in the accompanying Letter—2 I expect them down shortly when I shall feel proud in forwarding them to you— Permit me this opportunity of offering my Services to you & to assure you that I shall feel highly gratified if by any Information, or Specimens I can obtain in this Country I can contribute to the advancement of Science in my native land—
My last letter from Mr. Darwin was from the Falkland Islands 30 March; at which time all was well— | I have the honour to be Sir | Your most obt Sert| Edward Lumb
On CD’s instructions EL has forwarded a case containing part of the head of [Megatherium].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 244,” accessed on 24 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-244