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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Spiridion Brusina   8 May [1869]1

Down Beckenham | Kent

May 8th

Esteemed Sir

I have much pleasure in sending photographs of Sir C. Lyell & Professor Owen, who I think are generally considered our most distinguished natural philosophers.2 I also enclose, according to your desire a photograph of myself.

With my best wishes for the success of your institution & with much respect I have the honour to remain

yours faithfully | Charles Darwin


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Spiridion Brusina, 29 April 1869.
See letter from Spiridion Brusina, 29 April 1869; see also letter to Charles Lyell, 4 May [1869]. CD also refers to Richard Owen.


Sends photograph of Sir C. Lyell and Professor Owen, generally considered our most distinguished [British] naturalists. Includes the requested photograph of himself [see 6720].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Spiridion Brusina
Sent from
Source of text
Archives of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (XV-48/AI 340)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6736A,” accessed on 23 May 2017,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17