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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-806

To G. B. Sowerby   [1845?]1

Down near Bromley Kent

Saturday

My dear Sir

I hope to bring the shells (if it be convenient to you) about eleven oclock, on next Thursday morning.— If you will not be at home, would you kindly send me a line by return of Post: if I do not hear, I shall understand, that my visit will be convenient to you.—

I hope I shall not fail this time, but my engagements must always be uncertain, owing to the great uncertainty of my health.

Believe me | dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The conjectured date is based on several lists of shells in the Darwin Archive dated 1845 by George Brettingham Sowerby. During that year CD was at work on both South America and Journal of researches 2d ed., and for both he consulted Sowerby on shell identifications and descriptions.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-806
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Sowerby, G. B., elder
Sent from
Down
Physical description
2pp

Summary

Arranges to call on correspondent and bring some shells.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 806,” accessed on 5 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-806

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