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To James Egan   25 November [1858]

Down Bromley Kent

Nov. 25th

Dear Sir

I am extremely much obliged to you for so promptly & very kindly making enquiries about striped Horses.1 Should you hear anything further, more especially in regard to the Foal, perhaps you will have the great kindness to communicate with me.—

Immediately on receipt of your letter I wrote to Dr. Lindley & this morning I have received his answer.2 He says he shd. be very glad to hear occasionally from you on Hungarian Horticultural matters. He adds that he should like to hear something about the climate which produces the Tokay wine & fine Hungarian tobacco.—

With my best thanks for your kindness, I remain Dear Sir | Your obliged servant | Charles Darwin


Egan’s letter has not been found. For CD’s questions about striped horses, see letter to James Egan, 8 November [1858].
John Lindley was the editor of Gardeners’ Chronicle, in which Egan’s letter about a new gardening society in Hungary had been printed (see letter to James Egan, 8 November [1858]). Lindley’s letter to CD has not been found.


Thanks JE for information about striped horses.

Says John Lindley wants to know about Hungarian horticulture.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
James Egan
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Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.161)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2372,” accessed on 22 January 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 7