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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. J. Briggs   16 February [1863]

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Feb. 16th

Dear Sir

Absence from home during the last ten days must plead my excuse for not having earlier thanked you most sincerely for your kind & to me very valuable letter, which gives me just the facts, which I wanted & which will be very useful to me to quote.1

with my renewed thanks | Pray believe me | Dear Sir | Yours faithfully & obliged | Charles Darwin


The letter from Briggs has not been found. However, see the letter to J. J. Briggs, 2 February [1863], and Variation 2: 15–16.


Sends belated thanks for the useful facts which he plans to quote. [See 3963.]

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Joseph Briggs
Sent from
Source of text
Mrs H. Codd (private collection)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3992A,” accessed on 23 March 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 11