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Darwin Correspondence Project

To King’s College, London   22 February [1867]

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

Feb 22.


I should be very much obliged if you wd send me any printed document by which I cd learn something about the course of studies at King’s College for the sake of one of my sons.1

I wish for instance to know whether the students are allowed any choice in their particular lines of study, & whether they are compelled to reside in the College.

I should therefore be much obliged if you cd send me any paper that wd give me such information.

I beg leave to remain Sir | your obedient servant. | Ch. Darwin


CD refers to Leonard Darwin, who was 17 years old and attending Clapham Grammar School. No further correspondence with King’s College has been found. Ultimately, Leonard attended the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.


Asks for information concerning study at King’s College.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
King’s College, London
Sent from
Source of text
King’s College Library, University of London: file KA/IC/D45
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5412,” accessed on 18 June 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 15