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Darwin Correspondence Project

To ?   1 August [1864 or 1865]1

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Augt 1st

My dear Sir

I enclose with much pleasure my photograph made by my son, for I have no other.2 I shall be very glad to receive yours, if you will be so good as to send me one

My dear sir | Yours sincerely | Charles Darwin


The year is established by the reference to the photograph (see n. 2, below).
CD refers to a photograph taken by his eldest son, William Erasmus Darwin in the spring of 1864 (see Correspondence vol. 12, letter from W. E. Darwin, [19 May 1864] and n. 8). It is reproduced as the frontispiece to Correspondence vol. 12. CD’s next photograph was probably taken in November 1865 (see Correspondence vol. 13, letter from E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin 25 [November 1865]).


Sends a photograph of himself.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4580F,” accessed on 27 July 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18 (Supplement)