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From Osbert Salvin   14 October 1871

32, Grove, Boltons. S.W.

14 Oct 1871

My dear Mr Darwin,

I am very glad to find that you will be able to pick something out of my notes on ducks.1 Pray set me to work whenever you can for it is a real pleasure to me to go into such matters. & observations of the kind occupy more than half my time & thoughts.

When you have quite done with them I should like to have the notes back, for I have for some time been meditating setting the South American Anatidæ in order & they might come in usefully.2

Very truly yours | Osbert Salvin.

Footnotes

Salvin’s work on South American Anatidae appeared in the third volume on birds (Aves) in Biologia Centrali-Americana (Godman and Salvin eds. 1879–1915).

Summary

Is glad his notes on ducks are useful; would like them back when CD has finished with them as they might help him to put the South American Anatidae in order.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8009
From
Osbert Salvin
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Brompton
Source of text
DAR 177: 22
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8009,” accessed on 26 October 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/?docId=letters/DCP-LETT-8009.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19

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