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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Frederick William Farrar   11 October [1865]1

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

Wed. Oct 11

Dear Sir

I am very much obliged to you for your kind present of your work on Language.2

No subject in my opinion can be more interesting, & I hope soon to read your book, but I am not sure that I shall be able as my health is at present weak—

From some of your papers which I have read I feel certain that your opinions on all subjects would be most liberal & fair.3

With my best thanks | I remain yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from F. W. Farrar, 6 November 1865.
The reference is to Chapters on language (Farrar 1865). CD’s presentation copy is in the Darwin Library–Down (see Marginalia 1: 226). CD later cited Farrar’s book in Descent 1: 56 n.
CD may be referring to papers by Farrar that appeared in the Transactions of the Ethnological Society of London and the Anthropological Review (Farrar 1864a, 1864b, and 1864c). CD referred to Farrar 1864b in Descent 1: 65 n.

Summary

Thanks for book on language [Chapters on language (1865)], which he hopes to read soon if his weak health permits.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4913
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Frederic William Farrar
Sent from
Down
Source of text
American Philosophical Society (Getz 4913)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4913,” accessed on 22 August 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4913

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 13

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