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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-5471

To Hermann Müller 29 March [1867]1

Down, Bromley, Kent Mar: 29. Dear Sir

Your letter has been a great pleasure to me.2 To believe that I have interested and in any degree aided an energetic and skilful naturalist like yourself is in truth the highest reward possible to me.—

—I sent you a few days ago a paper on climbing plants by your brother, and I then knew for the first time that Fritz Müller was your brother.3 I feel the greatest respect for him as one of the most able naturalists living, and he has aided me in many ways with extraordinary kindess.—

Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

1
The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Hermann Müller, 23 March 1867.
2
See letter from Hermann Müller, 23 March 1867.
3
CD refers to F. Müller 1865 (see letter from Hermann Müller, 23 March 1867).

Summary

Has learned that Fritz Müller is HM’s brother.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5471
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Müller, H. L. H.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 146: 428
Physical description
1p inc

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5471,” accessed on 28 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5471

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