To Richard Owen [January 1838]1
36 Grt. Marlbro’ St
My dear Owen
I called yesterday in hopes of being able to see you, and of finding you quite well again.—2
I want to speak to you about the last engravings which Scharf has sent.—3 I suppose you received the revise of Toxodon.— What an unlucky affair the failure of the big head was.—4 It will be well if the first number is out by the 1st of Feb. but I hope it will be.—
I want to know whether you will be at home between two and half after this day if I call.— Will you send me word by the Bearer.
I name this hour for at 3o. I am engaged at Geolog. Soc. and before I have Mr Sowerby, who is beginning to go through my fossil shells—5
Ever Yours | C. Darwin
Would like to call upon RO to discuss the last engravings sent by George Scharf. CD assumes that the revise of Toxodon [see 395] was received.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 399A,” accessed on 23 April 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-399A