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To William Benjamin Carpenter   [11 or 18 December 1844]1

Down. Bromley Kent

Wednesday

Dear Sir

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 Sqre3

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

Footnotes

Dated from Carpenter’s reply, see letter from W. B. Carpenter, 21 December 1844.
CD sent Carpenter concretions of marl from the Pampas and similar rocks from Chile for microscopic comparison (see South America, pp. 76–7).
The address of Erasmus Alvey Darwin.

Summary

Thanks WBC for offer to examine specimen and for offer of slices of shells, but has no achromatic microscope.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-753
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Carpenter, W. B.
Sent from
Down
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 753,” accessed on 8 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-753

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