From Henry Johnson 31 January 1868
Jan 31 | 1868
My dear Darwin,
I see by the Papers that one of your sons has greatly distinguished himself at Cambridge.1 I know how great the pleasure of this must be to you—& I cannot help writing a line to tell you how glad I am & how much I congratulate you. The natural-hereditary talent of your family is not extinct, but is cropping out in a new direction.
I dare say you know that I have lost a dear Son (Herbert) He was just ready to go in for his moderations & did so—but could not do what he ought—being at the time too ill to attempt it— if I had only known it.2
I dare say you are still working at your various & interesting pursuits Geology, Zoology &c You have acquired for yourself a world wide reputation. It must be very pleasant to look back upon your former days of travel.
I hope you are better. Will you never come to Shrewsbury.— where there is now no one of your name?3
Yours | very | sincerely | Henry Johnson
Congratulations on George Darwin’s success at Cambridge
and CD’s world-wide reputation.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5824,” accessed on 24 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5824