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Darwin Correspondence Project

To P. L. Sclater   24 December [1866]1

Down Bromley | Kent.

Dec 24

Dear Sclater

I have thought you might like to see the enclosed proposal, & if you thought fit you cd communicate directly with the man.2 Do not trouble yourself to acknowledge this.

yours very sincerely. | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from B. D. Walsh, [28 November 1866] (see n. 2, below).
CD enclosed a page of a letter from Benjamin Dann Walsh in which Walsh asked whether CD knew of any ornithologist who might want to trade bird skins with the American collector, Jacob W. Velie (see letter from B. D. Walsh, [28 November 1866] and letter to B. D. Walsh, 24 December [1866]).


Encloses a portion of a letter from B. D. Walsh [5319] concerning an American interested in exchanging birds’ skins.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Philip Lutley Sclater
Sent from
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.324)
Physical description
LS 1p encl

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5318,” accessed on 13 July 2024,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 14