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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Joseph Reay Greene?1   24 September [1861]2

Down

24 September

‘I was but lately wishing to read some treatise up to the present mark, on these animals. I have cut the pages & can clearly see that your work will much interest & instruct me …’

Footnotes

The identity of the correspondent is suggested by the catalogue description, which states that CD was ‘returning thanks for the gift of his correspondent’s treatise on Coelenterata’. There is a copy of Greene’s Manual of the sub-kingdom Cœlenterata (the second part of Greene 1859–61) in the Darwin Library–Down.
The year is established by the year of publication of the volume mentioned in the letter (see n. 1, above).

Summary

Thanks for gift of treatise on Coelenterata [? Manual of the sub-kingdom Coelenterata (1861)]. "… I was but lately wishing to read some treatise up to the present mark, on these animals. I have cut the pages & can clearly see that your work will much interest & instruct me".

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3265
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Greene, J. R.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Sotheby (dealers) (21 December 1965)
Physical description
** 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3265,” accessed on 9 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3265

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