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Darwin Correspondence Project

To James Croll   4 December [1868]1

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

Dec 4

My dear Sir

As you may be anxious about the book I write to say that I have received it, the M.S. & your note.2 I thank you warmly for the trouble which you have taken.

I will soon read the M.S. & as you do not object, will perhaps keep the book till Christmas, as my second son3 who is a mathematician & who was extremely interested by your last papers, & who wished to read the others, will then be at home.

Pray believe me | yours truly obliged | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from James Croll, 2 December 1868.
George Howard Darwin.


Acknowledges receipt of book and manuscript.

Letter details

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

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6491,” accessed on 17 September 2021,

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