To William John Broderip [August–December 1838]
I am anxious to have two minute’s conversation with you about shells. Mr Sowerby is now in town, & I hope, if you can screw a little time out of your innumerable avocations, that you will be able to begin, & then end will soon be made with my small collection.1
Shall you dine at the Athenæum2 any day soon? If you would send me a note & tell me, the first day, you thought you should be there, I would meet you & have my short say, as I dine there almost every day.—
Believe me | Yours truly obliged | Chas. Darwin 36 Grt. Marlbro’ St
Would like to arrange a meeting about CD’s collection of shells [from the Beagle voyage].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 422,” accessed on 20 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-422