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Darwin Correspondence Project

To ?   7 June 1877

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

June 7. 1877

My dear Sir,

I am much obliged to you for sending me your paper with its kind allusions to my last book.1 I leave home early tomorrow2 & will take your essay with me. The subject is a very interesting one. I fear that you will not care about my next book.3

My dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Charles Darwin


The paper has not been identified. CD’s most recent book was Cross and self fertilisation.
CD stayed at Leith Hill Place in Surrey, from 8 to 13 June 1877 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II).
CD’s next book was Forms of flowers.


Cross and self fertilisation: The effects of cross and self fertilisation in the vegetable kingdom. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1876.

Forms of flowers: The different forms of flowers on plants of the same species. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1877.


Thanks correspondent for his essay and kind allusions [to Cross and self-fertilisation].

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Charles Robert Darwin
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The Morgan Library and Museum, New York (MA 9975)
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10989,” accessed on 25 September 2021,