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Darwin Correspondence Project

From W. E. Darwin   3 March [1868]1

Southampton

March 3.

My dear Father,

If you go to the Jermyn St Museum, I should be much obliged if you would ask the porter for the box containing the skull & bones belonging to Mr Cumberbatch, & get William to make the box up safe & send it to me by rail as Mr C. has asked me for it; if you do not go could you [send] William to get it.2 I unfortunately utterly forgot it when passing thro’.

I hope you are well enough to find London pleasant.

Your affect son | W E Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from W. E. Darwin, 5 March [1868] (Correspondence vol. 16).
The Museum of Practical Geology was in Jermyn Street, London (Reeks 1920, p. vii). Mr Cumberbatch has not been identified. William Pettit was the butler of CD’s brother, Erasmus Alvey Darwin; CD stayed with Erasmus from 3 to 10 March 1868 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)).

Summary

Asks CD to collect from the Jermyn Street Museum a box containing a skull and bones which belong to Mr Cumberbatch.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5970F
From
William Erasmus Darwin
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Southampton
Source of text
Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 35)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5970F,” accessed on 19 March 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5970F

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24 (Supplement)

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