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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-258

To J. S. Henslow   4 October 1834

Valparaiso

October 4th. 18341

My dear Henslow

I have been unwell & am not yet out of bed. I write to tell you that Capt. FitzRoy sent, a week ago, by H.M.S. Samarang through Portsmouth.—2 Casks, containing bones & stones & a box with 6 small bottles, with very valuable specimens.— Besides these 2 Casks there is a large Jar.—

I will write soon again when I am well. Dear Henslow | Yours affectionately | Chas. Darwin *S 2

Valparaiso

Footnotes

1
This was written before CD completed the letter begun on 24 July (letter to J. S. Henslow, 24 July – 7 November 1834).

Summary

CD is unwell.

FitzRoy has dispatched two casks of bones and stones, a box with "very valuable specimens", and a large jar.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-258
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Henslow, J. S.
Sent from
Valparaiso
Source of text
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 258,” accessed on 26 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-258

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