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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Geological Society of London  [3 January 1844]1

Down Bromley | Kent


Dear Sir

The Geological map of S. America was not sent me with D’Orbigny’s work—2 would you please send it me and a card of the Evening meetings 3 —either by Post, or if there are any parcels waiting for me, by “Down Coach”, from Bolt-in-Tun Fleet St.—4

Yours faithfully | C. Darwin

Coach starts daily at 3 olock.


Dated from surrounding letters in the Geological Society Letter Book, all of which are dated in the first week of January 1844.
Orbigny 1835–47, vol. 3, pt 3: Géologie.
CD was vice-president of the Society in 1844.
A tavern from which coaches started for the south of England.


Asks that A. d’Orbigny’s geological map of S. America be sent to him with a card of the Society’s evening meetings.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Geological Society of London
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Geological Society (LR/8)
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 728,” accessed on 21 June 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 3