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From W. H. Flower   9 May 1863

Royal College of Surgeons of England, | London, | (W.C.)

9th. day of May 1863

My dear Sir

I send you by this post, two copies of both views of the Niata Ox skull, presented by you to the College Museum.1 I am sorry that there has been so long a delay, but the photographer was very dilatory in printing. Other copies can be had if required, or views in other positions taken.

I find that a cast will cost £3〃3〃0, though when the first is made, copies can be taken from the mould for a much smaller sum.2

Hoping that the photographs will prove satisfactory to M. Quatrefages | I remain | very faithfully yours | W. H. Flower

C. Darwin Esq | F.R.S. &c

Footnotes

In his letter to Flower of 13 April [1863], CD asked him to send a photograph of the niata skull that he had presented to the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1840; Flower was curator of the museum. CD had been asked for the photograph by Armand de Quatrefages (see letter from Armand de Quatrefages, [28 March –] 11 April 1863). See also letter from W. H. Flower, 15 April 1863.
In the letter to W. H. Flower, 13 April [1863], CD had also inquired into the costs of making a cast of the skull of the niata ox for Quatrefages.

Summary

Sends photos of the niata ox skull presented by CD.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4149
From
William Henry Flower
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Royal College of Surgeons
Source of text
DAR 164: 138
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4149,” accessed on 23 October 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-4149.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 11

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