From Richard Owen 11 June 1839
College of Surgeons
June 11th | 1839.
I have read far enough into your Journal to feel that I have to thank you for the most delightful book in my collection. It is as full of good original wholesome food as an egg, & if what I have enjoyed has not been duly digested it is because it has been too hastily devoured. I leave it reluctantly—tired eyes compelling—at night, and greet it as a new luxury at the breakfast table:
ever your faithful & obliged, | Richd Owen.
Thanks CD effusively [for Journal of researches] – "the most delightful book in my collection".
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 519,” accessed on 28 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-519