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From Francis Darwin   [after 14 July 1878]1

My dear Father,

I think it would be an excellent thing to give the machine to Semper.2 I will give him the address but ask him not to order one till I or he hear from you again.3 I needn’t say you want to give it—he may imagine that there is another better kind you are inquiring about or anything— A letter from you would present it so much better than anything I could say—

I must rush to catch post— | Yrs affec | F. D.

his address is Ludwigstrasse


The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to Francis Darwin, 14 July [1878].
CD wished to give his typewriter to Carl Gottfried Semper (see letter to Francis Darwin, 14 July [1878] and n. 11).
Francis had initially asked CD for the address of the typewriter suppliers so that Semper could order a machine for himself (see letter from Francis Darwin, [12 July 1878]).


Thinks it would be a good idea to give the typing machine to Karl Semper.

Letter details

Letter no.
Francis Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 274.1: 48
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11553F,” accessed on 3 July 2022,