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To Armand de Quatrefages   9 July [1873]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

July 9th

My dear Sir

You have been most kind & generous on my behalf, & I much regret that you should have wasted in vain so much of your valuable time.2

I shall ever feel grateful for your exertions, & with sincere respect, I remain | Yours faithfully & obliged | Charles Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Armand de Quatrefages, 8 July 1873.
Quatrefages had nominated CD as correspondent to the anatomy and zoology section of the Académie des sciences in Paris (see letter from Armand de Quatrefages, 8 July 1873 and n. 2).


Thanks correspondent for his kind and generous exertions [to get CD elected to French Academy?].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
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Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.409)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8972,” accessed on 21 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 21