To William Benjamin Carpenter [11 or 18 December 1844]1
Down. Bromley Kent
I am exceedingly obliged to you for your kind note & very obliging offer of examining my specimens2 I will send them tomorrow morning by our carrier to London & thence per coach to Ripley. The one without any apparent shells, is that which I want examining.— On looking round it, you will see the little, indistinct, embedded fragments. The specimens can be returned any time per coach, directed to me at “7 Park St. Grosvenor Sqre”3
I am very much obliged by your kind offer of sending me some slices of shells, but I have not an achromatic microscope.
With very many thanks, believe me | dear Sir | Yours sincerely | C. Darwin To | Dr W. Carpenter
Thanks WBC for offer to examine specimen and for offer of slices of shells, but has no achromatic microscope.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 753,” accessed on 17 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-753