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To D. F. Nevill   15 February 1875

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

Feb 15. 75

Dear Lady Dorothy Nevill

I am much obliged for your Ladyship’s very kind note; but I am sorry to say that I shall not be in London, till later in the spring.1 I am working so hard at my book on Insectivorous Plants that I cannot at present spare the time. This very morning I was correcting the Chapter on Utricularia & had the pleasure to acknowledge my obligations to you.2 You will probably be in London later in the season, & I then hope to have the honour of seeing you.

I beg leave to remain your Ladyship’s very faithfully, | Charles Darwin


See letter from D. F. Nevill, 14 [February 1875]. CD next visited London from 31 March until 12 April 1875 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)).
CD acknowledged Nevill for giving him a plant of Utricularia montana (a synonym of U. alpina, alpine bladderwort) in Insectivorous plants, p. 431. The plant is native to northern South America.


Insectivorous plants. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875.


Cannot visit now because of work on Insectivorous plants.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Dorothy Fanny Nevill
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American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.463)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9856,” accessed on 27 July 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23