To Richard Owen 21 [June 1846]
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Owen
I have just heard from Capt. Sulivan R.N. that he is arrived in London with six casks of fossil bones from the southern part of Patagonia, as I before mentioned to you.—1
He is anxious to have them inspected by you & I shd. be extremely glad to be present. I send this note open through him to make any alterations. I have suggested to him to send the casks direct to the College of Surgeons, & perhaps you could direct some one to get them unpacked, & ready for inspection. He proposes to call with me on you on Monday next The 29th— at Two oclock if, as I hope, that may suit you.—2
He has not made up his mind to what Public Body he will present these fossils, but I apprehend you will not object to receiving them at the College temporarily, & no doubt there will be some duplicates: in case he shd. think the British Museum better than the College3
Yours very truly | C. Darwin
B. J. Sulivan has just arrived with fossil bones from Patagonia. Wants to arrange meeting.
- Letter no.
- Charles Robert Darwin
- Richard Owen
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- Source of text
- Natural History Museum (Gen. lib. Owen collect: 204)
- Physical description