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From Edward Wilson   19 February 1868

Hayes, | Bromley, Kent,

19th. Feby 1868.

Dear Mr. Darwin

One of my correspondents in Australia writes me as follows in answer to the questions you propounded.1 I enclose you the extract from his letter to shew you that the matter has not been neglected.

I am dear Sir | yrs. faithfully | Edw Wilson

C. Darwin Esqre.


CD had sent Wilson a list of queries about the expression of the emotions; see Correspondence vol. 15, letter from Edward Wilson, 8 November 1867. For CD’s printed list of queries, drawn up in late 1867 or early 1868, see Correspondence vol. 16, Appendix V. The enclosure has not been found.


Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.


Encloses letter (not found) from Australian friend responding to CD’s queries on expression.

Letter details

Letter no.
Edward Wilson
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Hayes, Kent
Source of text
DAR 181: 123
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5896,” accessed on 28 September 2021,

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