To G. C. Wallich [20 March 1872]1
9. Devonshire St | Portland Place
My dear Sir
At last I have got your negative from the Heliotype Coy.—& it appears not in the least injured.—2 The manager tells me that he has succeeded in making a very good new negative. The Coy. gives me a written guarantee that no negative used in my Book shall be used for any other purpose.—3
I thank you sincerely for the use of this beautiful work of art, which, however, will make all the others on the same Plate look ugly.—
My dear Sir | yours faithfully & obliged | Ch. Darwin
I return the parcel by my servant. I go home to Down, tomorrow morning.4
Has received GCW’s negative from the Heliotype Co. Thanks him for the beautiful work of art which, however, will make others on the same plate look ugly. [See Expression, pl. III, fig. 2.]
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Wallich, G. C.
- Sent from
- London, Devonshire St, 9
- Source of text
- Northumberland Collections Service, Woodhorn (SANT/BEQ/4/4/55A)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8248,” accessed on 30 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8248