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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. W. Dawson   19 January 1872

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Jan 19. 1872

My dear Sir

I am greatly indebted to your kindness for having sent me yr valuable memoir on the fossil plants of the Devonian & Upper-Silurian formations.1 When we remember our state of knowledge only a few years ago, it is wonderful that a monograph shd have been published on the plants of these ancient formations.

With much respect | I remain dear Sir | yours faithfully | & obliged | Charles Darwin

Footnotes

There is a lightly annotated copy of Dawson’s Fossil plants of the Devonian and Upper Silurian formations of Canada (Dawson 1871) in the Darwin Library–CUL (see Marginalia 1: 188).

Summary

Thanks recipient for memoir on fossil plants of the Devonian and Upper Silurian.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8166
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Dawson, John William
Sent from
Down
Source of text
McGill University Library Rare Books and Special Collections
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8166,” accessed on 26 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8166

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