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DCP-LETT-1851A

To Samuel Birch    8 April [1856]1

Down | Bromley | Kent

April 8th.—

My dear Sir

I write merely to say that I have received the extracts, which you have so kindly made for me, & which I am extremely glad to see, as showing how many varieties existed or exist in China.—2 In the midst of your many & important studies it is very kind of you to give up so much of your time to help me.

Believe me | Yours truly obliged | Charles Darwin

Footnotes

1
The year is suggested by the relationship to the letters to Samuel Birch, 6 February [1856] and [12 March 1856] (Correspondence vol. 6).
2
CD visited Birch, the assistant keeper in the department of antiquities of the British Museum, on14 March 1856. CD cited Birch’s translations of passages from an ancient Chinese encyclopedia describing breeds of domesticated fowl in Variation 1: 238, 246–7.

Summary

His thanks for the extracts sent by SB.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-1851A
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Birch, Samuel
Sent from
Down
Source of text
British Museum (Department of Western Asiatic Antiquities correspondence 1826–67: 1494)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1851A,” accessed on 29 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1851A

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