Has learned that Fritz Müller is HM's brother.
Down, Bromley, Kent Mar: 29. Dear Sir
Your letter has been a great pleasure to me. To believe that I have interested and in any degree aided an energetic and skilful naturalist like yourself is in truth the highest reward possible to me.—
—I sent you a few days ago a paper on climbing plants by your brother, and I then knew for the first time that Fritz Müller was your brother. I feel the greatest respect for him as one of the most able naturalists living, and he has aided me in many ways with extraordinary kindess.—
Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
- f1 5471.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Hermann Müller, 23 March 1867.
- f2 5471.f2See letter from Hermann Müller, 23 March 1867.
- f3 5471.f3CD refers to F. Müller 1865 (see letter from Hermann Müller, 23 March 1867).