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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Francis Galton   9 August [1872]1

Down

9 Aug

I telegraphed you this morning about the Rabbit. Our confounded carrier suddenly changed his mind & goes up to night, perhaps he will bring the rabbit tomorrow evening.2 If it does not then come I do not know how it had better be sent; if by Railway, I may not perhaps hear when it arrives at Orpington.

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to Francis Galton, 1 August [1872].
See letter to Francis Galton, 1 August [1872] and n. 1. In 1872, 9 August was a Friday; CD had told Galton that the carrier (George Snow) left London on Thursday morning.

Summary

"I telegraphed you this morning about the Rabbit. Our confounded carrier suddenly changed his mind & goes up to night, perhaps he will bring the rabbit tomorrow evening. If it does not then come I do not know how it had better be sent; if by Railway, I may not perhaps hear when it arrives at Orpington."

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8461
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Galton, Francis
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Hudson Rogue (Cat. 5)
Physical description
** 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8461,” accessed on 26 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8461

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