# To William Bowman   8 April [1872]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Ap. 8th

My dear Bowman

Donders in describing the movement of the eye in meditation refers me to “Sölberg Wells, Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye 1869;” & says that perhaps you could lend it me.—2 If you could spare it for only 2 or 3 days it would be quite sufficient. Can you do so? I suppose that it is a large book, as he refers to p. 548.; so, it had better be sent (if you can send it) to

C. Darwin

Orpington Station

Kent

South Eastern

Railway.

Believe me, my dear Bowman | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin

## Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from F. C. Donders, 1 April 1872.
See letter from F. C. Donders, 1 April 1872 and n. 3. CD refers to John Soelberg Wells and Wells 1869.

## Bibliography

Wells, John Soelberg. 1869. A treatise on the diseases of the eye. London: John Churchill & Sons.

## Summary

Asks to borrow "Sölberg Wells, Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye 1869" referred to by F. C. Donders.

## Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8280
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
William Bowman, 1st baronet
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Sir John Paget Bowman (private collection)
Physical description
2pp