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Darwin Correspondence Project

To William Robinson   4 January 1876

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

Jan 4th— 1876

Dear Sir

I am much obliged for your kind gift of six copies of the “Garden”, with a drawing of myself & a notice of my works.1 This notice is drawn up in the most generous spirit & is highly honourable to me.

I thank the writer very sincerely & remain | Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Charles Darwin


Robinson had founded the Garden, a weekly illustrated horticultural magazine, in 1871. CD’s engraved portrait appeared as the frontispiece to the supplement to the issue of 1 January 1876, together with an unsigned account of his botanical publications (Garden 8 (1875): xi–xii).


Thanks for the copies of the Garden, which contain a drawing of CD and notice of his work.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
William Robinson
Sent from
Source of text
Nate D. Sanders (dealer) (28 September 2017, lot 37)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10346,” accessed on 17 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24