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To J. S. Henslow   4 October 1834

Valparaiso

October 4th. 18341

My dear Henslow

I have been unwell & am not yet out of bed. I write to tell you that Capt. FitzRoy sent, a week ago, by H.M.S. Samarang through Portsmouth.—2 Casks, containing bones & stones & a box with 6 small bottles, with very valuable specimens.— Besides these 2 Casks there is a large Jar.—

I will write soon again when I am well. Dear Henslow | Yours affectionately | Chas. Darwin *S 2

Valparaiso

Footnotes

This was written before CD completed the letter begun on 24 July (letter to J. S. Henslow, 24 July – 7 November 1834).

Summary

CD is unwell.

FitzRoy has dispatched two casks of bones and stones, a box with "very valuable specimens", and a large jar.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-258
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
John Stevens Henslow
Sent from
Valparaiso
Source of text
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 23 DAR/1/1/23)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 258,” accessed on 3 August 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-258.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 1

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