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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-7081

To Richard Kippist   16 January [1870 or 1871]1

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

Jan 16th

My dear Sir

I am sorry to have caused you trouble.— The text & the Plates was sent by mistake, & I shd be glad of its return, as one of my sons wishes to keep the Plates, which,, however, wd be of very little use to the Soc, as they are chiefly a curiosity in the art of engraving.— Kindly give volume specified to Royal Soc.—2

My dear sir | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The years are established by the form of the address, with ‘Bromley’ struck through and ‘Beckenham’ added by hand; this form was used by CD between April 1869 and May 1871.
2
The text, plates, son, and volume have not been identified; the text and plates may have been among the books referred to in the letter to Richard Kippist, 10 January [1870 or 1871]. CD refers to the Linnean Society and the Royal Society of London.

Summary

Requests the return of some plates sent in error.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-7081
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Linnean Society
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Linnean Society of London
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7081,” accessed on 24 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7081

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