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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Mr Russell1   12 July 1875

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

July 12. 75

Dear Sir

I have received Mr. Fitzgerald’s magnificent work all safe, & I will write to him when I have read it2

With many thanks | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

The correspondent is identified as ‘Mr Russell’ in the letter to R. D. Fitzgerald, 16 July 1875.
The first part of Robert David Fitzgerald’s Australian orchids (Fitzgerald 1875–94) was published in July 1875 (Aust. dict. biog., s.v. Fitzgerald, Robert David). CD’s annotated copy is in the Darwin Library–CUL (see Marginalia 1: 229–30).

Bibliography

Aust. dict. biog.: Australian dictionary of biography. Edited by Douglas Pike et al. 14 vols. [Melbourne]: Melbourne University Press. London and New York: Cambridge University Press. 1966–96.

Fitzgerald, Robert David. 1875–94. Australian orchids. 2 vols. Sydney: Thomas Richards.

Marginalia: Charles Darwin’s marginalia. Edited by Mario A. Di Gregorio with the assistance of Nicholas W. Gill. Vol. 1. New York and London: Garland Publishing. 1990.

Summary

Acknowledges with thanks "Mr Fitzgerald’s magnificent work" [R. D. Fitzgerald’s Australian orchids, part 1 (1875)]. [See 10069.]

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10061A
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Mr Russell
Sent from
Down
Source of text
James Lowe Autographs Ltd, New York, catalogue 42 (dealers) (no date)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10061A,” accessed on 24 September 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10061A.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23

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