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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Francis Galton   1 August [1872]

Aug. 1.—

I have just heard that our carrier, Mr Snow (put his name on address. ie “to care of Mr. Snow”) has returned to his former period, & leaves the Nag’s Head every Thursday morning.—1

C. Darwin

Footnotes

George Snow operated a weekly carrier service between Down and the Nag’s Head in London on Thursdays (Post Office directory of the six home counties 1870). Galton evidently wanted to send CD one of the rabbits on which he had been experimenting (see letters to Francis Galton, 23 January [1872] and n. 2, and 9 August [1872]).

Summary

George Snow, the carrier, now leaves Nag’s Head on Thursday mornings.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8442
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Francis Galton
Sent from
Down
Source of text
UCL Library Services, Special Collections (Galton 39 E)
Physical description
ApcS

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8442,” accessed on 24 November 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8442

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20

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