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Darwin Correspondence Project

To George King   28 October 1872

Down | Beckenham, Kent

October 28 1872.

Dear Sir,

I received some time ago from Mr. Scott in Calcutta a large parcel of worm-castings from S. India.1 These are of extreme interest to me.

Mr. Scott informs me that you were so kind as to collect these specimens, & that you had some notes respecting them. I have heard with much regret that you have come home on account of your health, & therefore I scruple to trouble you. But if you are well enough to send me these notes, I shd feel grateful. Otherwise, I beg that you will not acknowledge this note, & in any case, accept my cordial thanks for your kindness.

Hoping that your health may improve, I remain | Dear Sir | yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin


Asks to see notes on Indian worm-castings.

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Charles Robert Darwin
George King
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DAR 146: 12
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8582,” accessed on 29 September 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20