To Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther 6 March 1
Down Bromley Kent
I trouble you with one line to say that I have looked to my original catalogue, & find that I collected 5 specimens of Snakes at the Galapagos from Charles & James Islands.—2 These snakes I briefly describe as far as colour & stripes are concerned in my Catalogue; & as they differ somewhat in colour, & as when I published the 1st.Edition no Erpetologist had looked at the snakes, I was led into the blunder of supposing that there were several species.3 This blunder I corrected as soon as M. Bibron had provisionally looked over my collection.— Perhaps Mr Bell may have some specimens of mine from the Galapagos.4
Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
Reports on the snakes he collected in the Galapagos.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2725,” accessed on 24 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2725