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Darwin Correspondence Project

To T. W. Woodbury   [after 17 March 1863]1

I thought & still think that I wrote to thank you for the artificial comb, which interested me much; but if you did not get a letter, it must have been lost or I did not write it.—2

With apologies, Dear Sir, | & my best thanks, | Yours very faithfully, | C. Darwin


The letter is dated by its relationship to the letter from T. W. Woodbury, 17 March 1863.
No such letter has been found. See letter from T. W. Woodbury, 17 March 1863 and n. 6.


Thanks for the artificial comb.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Thomas White Woodbury
Sent from
Source of text
International Bee Research Association, Eva Crane Library
Physical description
1p inc

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4050,” accessed on 25 April 2019,

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