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Darwin Correspondence Project

To John Phillips   28 January [1856]1

Down Bromley Kent

Jan. 28th

My dear Phillips

I have received this morning your very kind present;2 but I am almost ashamed to accept so beautiful a book in return for my old & dry works on Rocks.—3

With very sincere thanks. Believe me. Yours very truly | Ch. Darwin


Dated by the relationship to the letter to John Phillips, 18 January [1856].
Phillips 1855. CD’s copy is in the Darwin Library–Down. The work includes a series of views of Yorkshire taken from sketches by Phillips.
Geology of ‘Beagle’. See letter to John Phillips, 18 January [1856], n. 6.


Thanks JP for beautiful book [? The rivers, mountains and sea-coast of Yorkshire, 2d ed. (1855)].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Phillips
Sent from
Source of text
Oxford University Museum (Geological collections)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1828,” accessed on 22 March 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 6