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Darwin Correspondence Project

From E. A. Darwin   2 July [1862]1

July 2

Dear Charles

If you have not already written me the letter, never mind, as the obliging sub Lib of the Museum went to the Geolog: & did the necessary.2

It is really wondeful the trouble Carlyle takes for such a minute point— I have had 4 or 5 letters & he has probably written half a dozen besides

Yours | E D


The year is established by the relationship to the letters from E. A. Darwin, 20 June [1862] and 1 July [1862].
See letters from E. A. Darwin, 20 June [1862] and 1 July [1862]. The assistant librarian at the Museum of Practical Geology was Thomas W. Newton (Flett 1937, p. 255).


Never mind the letter to the Geological Society; the museum got the book for Carlyle.

Letter details

Letter no.
Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 105 (ser. 2): 7–8
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3638,” accessed on 20 April 2018,

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