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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Geological Society of London   [3 January 1844]1

Down Bromley | Kent


Dear Sir

The Geological map of S. America was not sent me with D’Orbigny’s work—2 would you please send it me and a card of the Evening meetings 3 —either by Post, or if there are any parcels waiting for me, by “Down Coach”, from Bolt-in-Tun Fleet St.—4

Yours faithfully | C. Darwin

Coach starts daily at 3 olock.


Dated from surrounding letters in the Geological Society Letter Book, all of which are dated in the first week of January 1844.
Orbigny 1835–47, vol. 3, pt 3: Géologie.
CD was vice-president of the Society in 1844.
A tavern from which coaches started for the south of England.


Orbigny, Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines d’. 1835–47. Voyage dans l’Amérique Méridionale (le Brésil, la République orientale de l’Uruguay, la République Argentine, la Patagonie, la République du Chili, la République de Bolivia, la République du Pérou), exécuté pendant les années 1826 … 1833. 6 vols. in 7 and 4 atlases. Paris and Strasbourg: Pitois-Levrault et Cie, P. Bertrand.


Asks that A. d’Orbigny’s geological map of S. America be sent to him with a card of the Society’s evening meetings.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Geological Society of London
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Geological Society of London (GSL/L/R/8/92)
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 728,” accessed on 3 August 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 3