To Mary Somerville 21 January 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
I beg leave to thank you very sincerely for your great kindness in sending me a copy of your beautiful work, received yesterday, on Molecular & Microscopic Science, and for the honour you have thus conferred on me.2
I have not yet had time to do more than turn over the pages, & to read the part about Orchids, in which you give an excellent summary of the subject.
With my best thanks & the most sincere respect, | I beg permission to remain | dear Madam, | yours truly obliged | Charles Darwin
Thanks for copy of MS’s book [On molecular and microscopic science, (1869)]. Part on orchids is an excellent summary.
- Letter no.
- Charles Robert Darwin
- Mary Fairfax Greig Somerville
- Sent from
- Source of text
- Bodleian Library, Dep. c. 370, folder MSD-1 (on loan from Somerville College, Oxford)
- Physical description