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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins   [c. 1 October 1843]1



Dear Sir

I enclose your account with an order on the back.— I have written to Hullmandel,2 to print off & have pointed out the badness of the impressions of some of the Plates, (as 20) which were sent me.— See if Mr Bells are as bad & if so, will you take the trouble to call on Hullmandel & remonstrate: it wd be a pity to have the last number spoilt—

I beg to express the satisfaction, which I have experienced in all my transactions with you & with my best wishes.

I remain, | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin

P.S. | I will not forget, shd opportunity offer, to recommend any naturalists who may require illustrations to you.—


The second number of Reptiles, which Hawkins illustrated, was published by 9 October 1843 (see letter to A. Y. Spearman, 9 October 1843).
Charles Joseph Hullmandel, the lithographer who reproduced Hawkins’ illustrations for Reptiles.


Discusses poor impression of plates [for Reptiles by Thomas Bell].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins
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Dartmouth College Library (MSS 843900.3)
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 679,” accessed on 24 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 2