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From Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines d’Orbigny   14 February 1845

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Agrees that CD’s fossil shells do not differ from those ADd’O saw in South America. Apparent differences due to errors by G. B. Sowerby. Collection magnificent; recommends special publication. Enabled ADd’O to correct error in dating of sandstone of Concepción. Lists geological periods represented in collection from Jurassic to Diluvian. Collection includes unusual group of crepidules.

Author:  Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines (Alcide) d’Orbigny
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Feb 1845
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 62–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-829

From A. C. V. D. d’Orbigny   [14 February 1845?]

Summary

Identifications of CD’s fossil shells. New species marked; many described previously by ADd’O.

Author:  Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines (Alcide) d’Orbigny
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [14 Feb 1845?]
Classmark:  DAR 43.1: 68–89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-830
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