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From E. A. Darwin   1 July [1862]1

July 1

Dear Charles

I am sorry to bother you, but Carlyle took your letter to the Museum & found that the book was not there & therefore supposes that he had it from the Geolog. Soc:2 Will you give me a letter of introduction just stating that it is to enquire the title of a book for Carlyle & if possible to borrow it—

yours | E D

If you are unwell there is no hurry


The year is established by the relationship to the letter from E. A. Darwin, 20 June [1862].
Erasmus was assisting his friend Thomas Carlyle in obtaining a publication containing a topographical account of the highlands of Saxony (see letter from E. A. Darwin, 20 June [1862]). The references are to the library of the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street and to that of the Geological Society at Somerset House, London.


Asks for a note to the Geological Society, since the museum did not have the book Carlyle wanted.

Letter details

Letter no.
Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 105 (ser. 2): 6
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3635,” accessed on 21 March 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 10