To Albert Günther 15 July 1
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear Dr. Günther
I do not know which species of Triton, Mr Ford has drawn for me.—2 I describe briefly in my M.S. T. punctatus. Will you kindly write name on proofs & slip them in enclosed envelope, without troubling yourself to write a word.— My Chapt. on Fishes & Reptiles, wd have been much the worst in my volume, had it not been for your kind & most valuable assistance; & now I think it will be one of the best, & certainly the best illustrated.—3
Your’s very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Asks AG to identify the species of Triton Mr Ford has drawn.
AG’s help has turned CD’s chapter on fishes and reptiles from "much the worst" into "one of the best" [in Descent].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7276,” accessed on 3 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-7276