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To George Brettingham Sowerby Jr1   9 January [1850]

Down Farnborough Kent

Jan. 9th

My dear Sir

I write one line to thank you much for your full & clear note & for the drawings safely returned.

June will do capitally for me.— I am delighted to hear about the “fat”: I will joyfully make them leaner. I have already added some more text.—2

Yours sincerely | C. Darwin

P.S. | I suppose the Lithograph Circular was only used as Envelope, for I received no “blank receipts” or “list of Subscribers”.—


G. B. Sowerby Jr drew the figures for three of the four Cirripedia volumes and translated CD’s species descriptions into Latin (see n. 2, below).
This refers to CD’s species descriptions, which Sowerby translated into Latin. An entry in CD’s Account Book (Down House MS), 24 June 1850, records the payment of seven guineas for ‘Sowerby Translation of Specific Descriptions’.


Sends thanks for a note and returned drawing.

He is sending more text.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
George Brettingham Sowerby, Jr
Sent from
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13843,” accessed on 24 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 4