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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-5767

To W. H. Flower   [1871?]1

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

My dear Mr Flower

I am ashamed to say that I do not know the rules for admission to your museum.2

My son, the bearer of this, is now attending to anatomy & wishes much to inspect some of the preparations; will you therefore be so kind as to turn him loose, if permitted into the Museum.

Pray believe me | yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The year is conjectured on the assumption that the son mentioned in the letter is Francis, who studied to become a physician at St George’s Hospital, London, after leaving Cambridge at the end of 1870 (F. Darwin 1920, p. 67; The Times, 19 December 1870, p. 6).
2
Flower was conservator of the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons (ODNB).

Summary

Does not know rules for admission to museum [of the Royal College of Surgeons]. CD’s son [Francis] wishes much to inspect some of the preparations.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5767
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Flower, W. H.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Bonham’s (dealers) (15 July 2004)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5767,” accessed on 29 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5767

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