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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Leonard Darwin   [before 27 June 1874]1

Dear Father

I was going to work those things tonight but I am afraid I have hopelessly mislaid the paper on which I had copied the figures. Would you send them by post. I have written to Abney.2

Your affec son | Leonard Darwin

If not very expensive shall I get a little glass case made about 12 in cube or shall you wait till you see if you experiment succeeds.3

CD annotations

Top of letter: ‘R. Nav [above del illeg] College | Greenwich’4pencil

Footnotes

The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Leonard Darwin to W. de W. Abney, [before 27 June 1874].
The purpose of the glass case has not been established.
Leonard spent time at the observatory in Greenwich while preparing for the transit of Venus expedition (Correspondence vol. 21, letter from G. H. Darwin, [before 3 October 1873]).

Summary

LD has misplaced some figures on which he was to work.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9196
From
Leonard Darwin
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
R. Naval College, Greenwich
Source of text
DAR 186: 31
Physical description
2pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9196,” accessed on 25 April 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9196

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22

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