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From John Obadiah Westwood   2 December 1864


2 Decr. 1864

My dear Sir

I enclose my “Carte de Visite” for Mr B D Walsh—1 I should be obliged to you to ask him if it be possible to obtain a portrait either of the late Thomas Say or Thaddeus W. Harris—2 of course I should also be glad to have the portrait of Mr. Walsh “en carte de Visite”3 & any other brother Entomologist of the New World—as also yours

Believe me | Yours very truly | Jno O Westwood

Chas Darwin Esq.


In his letter of 7 November 1864, Benjamin Dann Walsh had requested photographs of CD and Westwood. CD’s letter to Westwood conveying this request has not been found.
Westwood refers to the American entomologists Thomas Say and Thaddeus William Harris.
CD enclosed Westwood’s letter in his second letter to B. D. Walsh, [4 December 1864?].


Sends photo for B. D. Walsh; requests those of New World entomologists, and CD’s.

Letter details

Letter no.
John Obadiah Westwood
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (Walsh)
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4691,” accessed on 5 March 2024,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 12