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Darwin Correspondence Project

From William Farr   17 February 1868

General Register Office | Somerset House

1868 Feb 17

Ch Darwin Esq FRS

My dear Sir

I shall be very glad indeed if I can furnish you with any information of use.1

I send by post copies of the Registrar General’s Reports—and two other books which you may like to see—if they are not in your Library.2 If you will kindly return the books—by post—postage-unpaid—under cover to the Registrar General—they will reach us in safety.

I will make inquiries about the animals—&c3

I write in haste as you may require the books.

I am my dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | W. Farr


No letter from CD requesting information from Farr has been found.
These publications have not been identified.
CD probably requested information on the proportion of the sexes in domestic animals (see letter from William Farr, 27 February 1868).


Will gladly supply any information he can. Sends Registrar General’s reports; will inquire about the animals.

Letter details

Letter no.
William Farr
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
General Register Office
Source of text
DAR 164: 29
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5888,” accessed on 16 October 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 16