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Darwin Correspondence Project

To W. W. Baxter   [after 4 December 1872]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Dear Sir

I am extremely obliged to you for your great kindness in writing to me at such length.2 I wish I had known of the Atropia; & perhaps I shall have time. to try it next summer. But as I have tried several extracts & as they are prepared apparently in the same way, without the use of any animal matter, the trial, as far as it goes, is fair.3

With my thanks | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin


The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from W. W. Baxter, 4 December 1872.


Thanks for information about the Atropia.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
William Walmisley Baxter
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Source of text
DAR 249: 70
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8659F,” accessed on 25 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20