"I return your letter to [William] Sharpey." Grandest eulogium CD has received.
My dear Falconer
I return your letter to Sharpey received this morning from my Brother. Your letter is by far the grandest eulogium which I have ever received, or shall ever receive; and if one half—or one quarter be true and not exaggerated by your great kindness, I may well rest content that I have not laboured in vain. But I hope yet to do a little more work and justify your good opinion.
My dear Falconer | Yours most gratefully | Ch. Darwin
- f1 4740.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Hugh Falconer to E. A. Darwin, 5 January .
- f2 4740.f2Letter from Hugh Falconer to William Sharpey, 25 October 1864 (Correspondence vol. 12). See letter from Hugh Falconer to E. A. Darwin, 3 January 1865 and nn. 1--3.