To S. P. Woodward 29 [September 1843]
Down, near Bromley | Kent
I shall call at the Geological Society tomorrow (Saturday) at about past one o clock, & would you be so good as to have the following specimens &c &c ready for my inspection, as my time is short— I do not know whether the books & charts are in your department; if not wd you be so good as to give this letter in time to proper person— 1st. All fossiliferous specimens from Van Diemen’s Land.1 2d. Any rock specimens (if there be any) from S. Georgia in the Antarctic seas 3d Every chart in possession of the Soc of the Newfoundland Banks 4th. Any charts of the Banks on NW coast of Scotland, between Scotland & Norway; I think they are called the “northern banks” 5th. The 10th vol of the Annales des Mines 3d. series2 6th. The 10th vol of the Annales des Sciences Naturelles, of each series, if there be more series than one, as I do not know in which the paper I wish to refer to is in—3
I do not want to take away the charts & perhaps not the books but merely to refer to them.—
Please endeavour to have them ready for me & believe me | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin S. Woodward Esqr
Says he will call tomorrow to examine indicated specimens and books at Geological Society.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 697,” accessed on 24 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-697