To The Royal Geographical Society [30 July 1844 – 1 October 1846]1
Down near Bromley | Kent
My dear Sir
I shd feel particularly obliged to you, if you would take the trouble to search to see whether there is in the possession of the Society, a Spanish Map, by “La Cruz”2 of the Cordillera of central Chile near St. Jago: It is one of the best, & I am in the greatest need of it.— If you can find it, wd you send it directed to me, at the Athenæum, not later than 12 oclock on Thursday when I shall call there on my way home.
My dear Sir | Yours very truly | C. Darwin
P.S. Shd you have any map, of the Cordillera of Chile, I shd be very glad to see it.—
The rock-specimens have not been yet sent to the Geolog. Soc. for me.
Urgently needs a Spanish map of the Cordilleras of central Chile near St Jago [Santiago].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 767,” accessed on 26 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-767