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Darwin Correspondence Project

To William Baxter or W. W. Baxter   16 March [1843–82]1

Please fill Bottle with Spirits of Wine2

C. Darwin

Down | March 16th.

Footnotes

The year range is established from the fact that the Darwins moved to Down in September 1842 (Correspondence vol. 2, Appendix II). William Baxter and his son William Walmisley Baxter of Bromley, Kent, were CD’s regular chemists.
Spirits of wine were used as a preservative for animal and plant specimens.

Summary

Asks for a bottle to be filled with spirits of wine.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-13772F
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
William Walmisley Baxter; William Baxter
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Bromley Historic Collections, Bromley Central Library (144/1)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13772F,” accessed on 25 July 2024, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/?docId=letters/DCP-LETT-13772F.xml

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