Sends Origin as testimony to great benefit CD derived from AdeC's works on distribution.
Down Bromley Kent [Ilkley]
I have thought that you would permit me to send you (by M
You will probably have quite forgotten me; but many years ago you did me the honour of dining at my house in London to meet M. & Mad. Sismondi,—the uncle & aunt of my wife.—
With sincere respect, I beg leave to remain— | Yours very faithfully | Charles Darwin
- f1 2523.f1A. de Candolle 1855. For CD's comments on this work, see Correspondence vol. 5. CD's annotated copy is in the Darwin Library–CUL.
- f2 2523.f2The dinner took place in 1839 in CD's home in Gower Street, London (see Correspondence vol. 2, letter to Alphonse de Candolle, 25 May ). The guests included Jean Charles Léonard Simonde de Sismondi, his wife Jessie (Emma Darwin's aunt), and John Stevens Henslow.