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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Francis Darwin to George King   [after 21 November 1881]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

Dear Sir,

My father begs me to say that the beautiful specimens of Dischidia arrived safely and in good condition, & to thank you again for your kindness in sending them; I hope you will let me add my thanks also, as I am to have the pleasure of working at the material2

My father was much pleased to hear of your pleasure in reading the worm book3

Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Francis Darwin

Footnotes

The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from George King, 21 November 1881.
King had sent a specimen of Dischidia rafflesiana (a synonym of D. major) from the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta (Kolkata) (see letter from George King, 13 September 1881).

Bibliography

Earthworms: The formation of vegetable mould through the action of worms: with observations on their habits. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1881.

Summary

CD asks him to say that the beautiful specimens of Dischidia arrived safely.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-13501F
From
Francis Darwin
To
George King
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 185: 113b

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13501F,” accessed on 30 September 2022, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/?docId=letters/DCP-LETT-13501F.xml

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