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Letter 4740

Darwin, C. R. to Falconer, Hugh

6 Jan [1865]

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    "I return your letter to [William] Sharpey." Grandest eulogium CD has received.

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Jan. 6th.

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

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    f1 4740.f1
    The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Hugh Falconer to E. A. Darwin, 5 January [1865].
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    f2 4740.f2
    Letter 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.
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