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DCP-LETT-5802

From John Maurice Herbert   26 January 1868

Rocklands, | Ross.

26 Jany | 1868

My dear Darwin,

This morning’s Post brought me the Times & the Tripos list;1 and I must send you and Mrs. Darwin a few lines of hearty congratulation on your son’s brilliant success. It warms my old blood to know of my old friend’s son achieving so great a triumph—and I sincerely hope that it is only the earnest of still greater distinction in his future career.—

Mrs. Herbert2 joins me in kindest regards to Mrs. Darwin & yourself and in wishing you both and all yours, many years of happiness—

Always, my dear old friend, | most faithy. yrs. | J. M. Herbert

Charles Darwin Esq

CD annotations

End of letter: ‘7th Wranglers’ pencil

Footnotes

1
A notice showing that George Howard Darwin had gained second place in the final examination for the mathematical tripos at Cambridge University appeared in The Times, 25 January 1868, p. 6.
2
Mary Anne Herbert.

Summary

Congratulates CD on George’s success.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5802
From
Herbert, J. M.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Rocklands
Source of text
DAR 166: 185
Physical description
3pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5802,” accessed on 25 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5802

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