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Letter 7180

Darwin, C. R. to Stoddard, C. W.

5 May [1870]

Summary

Discuss flora of Sandwich Isles. “There is nothing I shd enjoy so much as to visit California, but I am growing old & my health is weak”.

Transcription

Beckenham, Kent

[‘It is of course a great satisfaction to me to hear that my work hasin any way interested an instructed & observing person.’ Speaks offlora of the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands and concludes: ‘There isnothing I shd enjoy so much as to visit California, but I am growingold & my health is weak....f2

Ch. Darwin’]

Parke-Bernet (dealers) 8 October 1963 (Item: 71)

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Footnotes

f1
The year is established by the relationship between this letter andthe letter from C. W. Stoddard, 11 April 1870. The date is given inthe sale catalogue.
f2
See letter from C. W. Stoddard, 11 April 1870 and n. 2.
f3
The original letter is complete and is described in the salecatalogue as being 214 pages long.
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