To Ernst Haeckel 20 December 1868
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
Dec 20 1868
My dear Häckel
I write a line merely to thank you for yr letter of Dec 12, which by some accident I received only 2 days ago.1
I am very sincerely sorry, for yr sake & for the sake of science at the sudden death of yr distinguished Schleicher.2 From all that I have heard he will be an irreparable loss to philology; & I am personally all the more grieved as he so well supported the views which we both maintain.
Believe me my dear Häckel | your sincere friend | Charles Darwin
Concerning death of August Schleicher.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6509,” accessed on 31 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6509