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Darwin Correspondence Project

To C. F. Claus   31 March 1869

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

March. 31/69/

Dear Sir

On receiving your letter of the 19th, I wrote at once to Messrs Williams & Norgate, but owing to some accident received their answer only this morning.1 They inform me that they despatched my small parcel on Feb. 23 to Leipzig to be forwarded to you: & they expect that you will have by this time received it.— They do not mention who their correspondents in the Book-trade are in Leipzig..— I fear my parcel is not worth so much trouble to you..—

Dear Sir | Your’s very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


See letter from C. F. Claus, 19 March 1869 and n. 2. CD had sent Claus specimens of barnacles.


Williams and Norgate inform CD that they dispatched the small parcel to Leipzig on 23 February. CD fears it may not be worth the trouble to CC.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6689,” accessed on 30 September 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17