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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. S. Bowerbank   17 March [1850]1

Down Farnborough Kent

March 17th

My dear Sir

I write a line merely to thank you for your very complete information regarding Mr Hanley’s residence. I will certainly visit him when next I stay in London; but London unfortunately always disagrees with my health. I enclose with many thanks stamps (which I hope will not be inconvenient) for Eling’s specimen.—2

Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin


The date is confirmed by a copy of the letter in DAR 143, in which the copyist recorded a postmark: ‘March 18th., 1850.’


Thanks JSB for information regarding Sylvanus Hanley’s residence.

Sends stamps for specimen.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
James Scott Bowerbank
Sent from
Source of text
University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1312,” accessed on 29 November 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 4