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Darwin Correspondence Project

To A. G. Butler   1 July [1871]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

July 1st

My dear Sir

Many thanks for your various notes.2 I shd very much like to see, & hear your views, sometime about the Brahmæa:—3 I returned yesterday from London & took your former notes in my pocket every day, in the hopes of getting to the museum, but failed, as my strength is not equal to my wishes.—4 I hope when next in London, to be more successful, & your notes shall come up again.

With very many thanks. | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from A. G. Butler, 29 June 1871.
See letters from A. G. Butler, 2 June 1871 and 29 June 1871.
CD probably refers to the letter from A. G. Butler, 2 June 1871. Butler was an assistant in the zoological department of the British Museum. CD had visited London from 24 to 30 June 1871 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)).


Thanks AGB for "various notes".

Would like to hear his views about the Brahmaea.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Arthur Gardiner Butler
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Source of text
Natural History Museum, Library and Archives (General Special Collections MSS DAR 68)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 7845,” accessed on 27 October 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 19