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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Oswald Heer   4 August [1872–4]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Aug. 4th

Dear Sir

I am much indebted to you for your great kindness in having sent me your two memoirs with their admirable engravings on the fossil Flora of Bear Isld & Spitzbergen.2 How much science owes to you!

with the most sincere respect, | Yours faithfully & obliged | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

The year range is established by the printed stationery, with the address in the centre; CD used this type of notepaper from January 1872 until November 1874.
CD’s annotated copy of Heer 1870 (on the fossil flora of Bear Island) is in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL; his copy of Heer 1869 (on the Miocene flora and fauna of Spitzbergen) is in the Darwin Library–CUL.

Summary

Thanks OH for two memoirs on the fossil flora of Bear Island and Spitzbergen [K. Svensk. Vetensk. Akad. Handl. 8 (1869) no. 7; 9 (1870) no. 5].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8454
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Oswald Heer
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Zentralbibliothek Zürich (Nachlass Oswald Heer 213.2)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8454,” accessed on 17 November 2018, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8454

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

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