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To C. L. Denison   19 January [1874]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Jan. 19th

Madam

I beg leave to thank you very sincerely for your kindness in having written to me.2

After sending my letter to you I was advised to apply to the Colonial Office, & I find that there has been no recent return of the population, but that a census is expected very soon, of which I shall receive a copy.3 I shall thus get the desired information.

I have the honour to remain | Your Ladyships | Obliged & obedient servant | Charles Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to C. L. Denison, 14 January 1874.
CD had been advised by Thomas Henry Farrer (see letter to T. H. Farrer, 18 January [1874] and n. 2). William Dealtry, a clerk at the Colonial Office, had told CD that recent census figures ought to have arrived (see letter from William Dealtry, 16 January 1874).

Summary

Finds from the Colonial Office that a census [of the Pitcairn Islands?] is expected soon, from which he will get the information he desires. [See 9241 and 9246.]

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9249F
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Caroline Lucy Denison
Sent from
Down
Source of text
John Wilson (dealer), catalogue 77 (1994)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9249F,” accessed on 19 July 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-9249F.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22

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