To W. B. Tegetmeier 2 February 1
Down Bromley | Kent.
My dear Sir
I have found the box & will send it tomorrow night to the Hotel. I am ashamed of myself & thought it had been returned long ago.1 Perhaps one or two skulls have been taken out & are placed with specimens to be drawn. They shall ultimately be returned, but I really have not strength now to search for them.2 During the last 5 months I have done actually nothing but I hope I am now slowly recovering.
I am much obliged for your information about the crosses.3 It wd be no use your calling here as it would be 100 to 1 that I shd not be able to see you.4 I am often not able to see even my own children The box will be at the Hotel on Thursday morning
I am Dear Sir | yours faithfully & sincerely | Ch. Darwin
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Tegetmeier, W. B.
- Sent from
- Source of text
- New York Botanical Garden Library (Charles Finney Cox collection) (ser. 14)
- Physical description
Returns WBT’s box of skulls. One or two skulls may be elsewhere, but CD does not have the strength to search for them.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5389,” accessed on 12 February 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5389