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To M. N. Galkin-Vraskoi1   16 February 1878

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

Feb 16 1878

Monsieur

J’ai appris de M. le Docteur G. M. Astre que vous avez eu la grande obligeance de lui transmettre pour moi une caisse du “Froment des Steppes” afin que je puisse examiner le produit de cette cultivation.2

Permettez moi d’offrir à votre Excellence mes remercimens compressés pour cet acte d’extrème bonté.

Agréez Monsieur | mes hommages respectueux | et devoués | Charles Darwin

Footnotes

For a translation of this letter, see Appendix I.
In his letter of 14 February 1878, Georg Michael Asher had asked CD to write a letter of thanks to Galkin-Vraskoi for a box of wheat from the Russian steppe that Galkin-Vraskoi had sent. Asher apologised for this request in his letter of 16 February 1878.

Translation

To M. N. Galkin-Vraskoi1   16 February 1878

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

Feb 16 1878

Sir,

I have learned from Doctor G. M. Astre that you were so kind as to send to him, for me, a box of “Steppes wheat” in order that I might examine the product of this cultivation.2

Allow me to offer my thanks to your Excellency for this exceptional act of kindness.

Your obedient servant | Charles Darwin

Footnotes

For a transcription of this letter in its original French, see p. QQQQ.
In his letter of 14 February 1878, Georg Michael Asher had asked CD to write a letter of thanks to Galkin-Vraskoi for a box of wheat from the Russian steppe that Galkin-Vraskoi had sent. Asher apologised for this request in his letter of 16 February 1878.

Summary

CD has been informed by G. M. [Asher] that G-W has undertaken the shipment of "Froment des Steppes" for examination. He is most grateful. [See 11361.]

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11363A,” accessed on 17 September 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-11363A.xml

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