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To Spiridion Brusina   8 May [1869]1

Down Beckenham | Kent

May 8th

Esteemed Sir

I have much pleasure in sending photographs of Sir C. Lyell & Professor Owen, who I think are generally considered our most distinguished natural philosophers.2 I also enclose, according to your desire a photograph of myself.

With my best wishes for the success of your institution & with much respect I have the honour to remain

yours faithfully | Charles Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Spiridion Brusina, 29 April 1869.


Sends photograph of Sir C. Lyell and Professor Owen, generally considered our most distinguished [British] naturalists. Includes the requested photograph of himself [see 6720].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Spiridion Brusina
Sent from
Source of text
Archives of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (XV-48/AI 340)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6736A,” accessed on 26 October 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17