To Julius von Haast 26 December 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
My dear Dr Haast
I have received your last note & several printed papers,2 some of which I have read with interest; others are still unread, lying in a large pile with other publications. These are all unread for I have been ill since April & for this same reason I have not sooner written to thank you. I am at last getting somewhat better 〈I〉 enclose my photograph which I had quite forgotten.3
I have written about your certificate for the Royal Soc. which I shall have much pleasure in signing & will do any thing I can in aid; but I hear there are so many applicants that I dare say you will have to wait a year or two.4 I am much obliged for the N.Z. newspaper with your lecture which seemed to me very well written.5 What magnificent scenery & glacial action you describe!
Mr S. Butler is now established in London as an artist.6 He lately sent me a clever theological pamphlet.7 I should have much liked to have seen him here & have heard N.Z. news, but the bad state of my health has rendered this impossible.
Believe me dear Dr Haast | yours sincerely | Charles Darwin
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Haast, J. F. J. von
- Sent from
- Source of text
- Alexander Turnbull Library, Haast family papers, MS-Papers-0037-051
- Physical description
Has been ill since April, so has not read all of JvH’s papers.
Encloses his photograph.
Has written to support JvH for Royal Society.
Samuel Butler [returned from New Zealand] is now established in London as an artist.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4956,” accessed on 4 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4956