To [Frederick Wollaston Hutton]1 8 December 
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
It would have given me sincere pleasure to have communicated to you any information on the Albatross, but I am sorry to say that I have no notes on the periods when they were abundant off Cape Horn.—2
With my regret. Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin
Regrets he has no notes on periods when albatrosses were abundant off Cape Horn.