To James Crichton-Browne 2 April 1
My dear Sir
As Duchenne’s book is of value to me for the marks and your notes of great value, will you have the great kindness to send me literally one line by Post to tell me when it is despatched.2 You thought that you should send it off yesterday fortnight, and in case of loss per Rail, it would of course be advisable to make early enquiries. I beg you to forgive me for being so troublesome and I remain
My dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
Copy of Duchenne [see 7089] has not arrived; CD is concerned that it may be lost.