Asks JC-B to return copy of Duchenne [Mécanisme de la physionomie humaine (1862)] and sends some notes "as your former notes were of such extreme interest to me".
My dear Sir
I am very sorry to trouble you again, but I should be very much obliged if you could soon return to me Duchenne, with, I hope, some notes, as your former notes were of such extreme interest to me. Please address parcel ``Ch. Darwin, Esq., Orpington Station, Kent, Per S.E. Railway''.
Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
P.S. If not asking too much trouble, will you let me have a line that I may know when parcel is sent off.
- f1 7089.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to James Crichton-Browne, 8 June 1869 (Correspondence vol. 17).
- f2 7089.f2CD had lent Crichton-Browne his copy of Duchenne 1862 (see Correspondence vol. 17, letter to James Crichton-Browne, 8 June 1869 and n. 9). For Crichton-Browne's earlier notes, see ibid., letter from Henry Maudsley, 20 May 1869, enclosure 2, and letter from James Crichton-Browne, 1 June 1869. Crichton-Browne had not written to CD since June 1869 owing to illness (see letter from James Crichton-Browne, 15 March 1870).