To Thomas Bell [26 April – August 1845]1
My dear Bell
Would you kindly take the trouble to send me a line (to 7. Park St. Grosvenor Square) to tell me Bibron’s2 address, without indeed, which wd be much better, you could tell me the two points, I am anxious about.—viz, the name of the Trigonocephalus3 from B. Blanca and secondly whether there be more than one species of snake at the Galapagos, & whether such have a S. American physiognomy.4
I am right, in thinking that you sent all my snakes to Bibron?
My reason for wanting to know is that I am preparing a second Edit. of my Journal for Murray’s Colonial Library.
I hope you are well; does not this rain gladden your heart, when you think of the meadows of Selbourne?5
Pray give my kind compliments to Mrs Bell, and believe me | Ever yours truly | C. Darwin
Wd you let me have a line soon.—
Asks for Gabriel Bibron’s address. He has two questions about snakes in S. America for which he wants answers, as he is preparing a new edition of his Journal of researches.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 848,” accessed on 28 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-848