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To C. W. Nunn   25 September [1868]1

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

Sept. 25

Dear Sir

I have received the specimen & forwarded it registered with a letter to Dr. Hooker.—2

I honour you for your disinterested zeal in the cause of natural science, & return you on my own part sincere thanks— I will write as soon as I hear Dr Hooker’s verdict—

Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from C. W. Nunn, 23 September 1868.
CD refers to an ear of wheat sent by Nunn, and to Joseph Dalton Hooker (see letter from C. W. Nunn, 23 September 1868, and letter to J. D. Hooker, 25 September 1868).


Thanks CWN for specimen. CD has sent it to Hooker for examination.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Charles W Nunn
Sent from
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.355)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6392,” accessed on 24 September 2021,

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